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The Hand Of Death (1976) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region All

Jackie Chan (Actor) | Sammo Hung (Actor) | James Tien | John Woo (Director)
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The Hand Of Death (1976) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
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A rare early collaboration between Hong Kong Cinema legends Jackie Chan and John Woo, The Hand of Death is a stylish swordplay film about the most popular of all martial arts themes: revenge. Dorian Tam stars as Yung Fei, a student of Shaolin in 17th century China who's called upon to avenge the death of one of his brothers. His target: a Shaolin renegade (James Tien), who defected to work for the Manchus, and is now in direct opposition to the many anti-Manchu patriots within the Shaolin Temple. Yung Fei begins his quest by enlisting the aid of other warriors with Manchu axes to grind. Among them is Jackie Chan as a spear-fighting master, who leaps from the screen in an athletic, but serious performance that predated his later action-comedy classics. Sammo Hung makes a rare screen appearance as a villain, and John Woo loads the film with stylish kung-fu showdowns possessing the same dramatic verve as his later bullet ballet classics. The Hand of Death may sound like a typical martial arts revenge film, but the legendary filmmakers responsible insure that it's anything but that!
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Product Title: The Hand Of Death (1976) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 少林門 (1976) (DVD) (香港版) 少林门 (1976) (DVD) (香港版) 少林門 The Hand Of Death (1976) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Jackie Chan (Actor) | Sammo Hung (Actor) | James Tien | Dorian Tan 成龍 (Actor) | 洪金寶 (Actor) | 田俊 | 譚道良 成龙 (Actor) | 洪金宝 (Actor) | 田俊 | 谭道良 成龍(ジャッキー・チェン) (Actor) | 洪金寶(サモ・ハン・キンポー) (Actor) | 田俊(ジェームス・ティエン) | Dorian Tan 성룡 (Actor) | Sammo Hung (Actor) | James Tien | Dorian Tan
Director: John Woo 吳宇森 吴宇森 呉宇森(ジョン・ウー) 오우삼
Release Date: 2000-12-22
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 2.0
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Rating: IIB
Duration: 92 (mins)
Publisher: Deltamac (HK)
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1001803392

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Director: John Woo


  The Shaolin Temple is the citadel of Chinese fighting arts and the cradle of anti-Manchu patriots in the 17th century. Still, a Shaolin renegade Shih (James Tien) has defected to the Manchu, and is leading a suppression of patriots bent on overthrowing the Ching Dynasty. One of the patriots arrested by Shih was Tan Hung, an outstanding student at Shaolin. He committed suicide. The Shaolin Abbot thus calls on his best student Yung Fei (Dorian Tan) to stop Shih from continuing the massacre of anti-Manchu patriots……

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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10 (2)


April 1, 2004

It's good to see it Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
I am glad, that I've seen it ! You know it's just like a collection in my mind. One of the movies, it's a must for my brain or satisfaction, that I need for my accomplished life.
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May 14, 2001

Early Jackie. Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5 out of 10
Jackie Chan is a supporting actor in this movie. He plays the "right hand man" of the hero, but dies in the end. But he has some good fight scenes. The story is good (it is the first film directed by the now famous John Woo, who also has a small role in the film!). Sammo Hung also has a supporting role as a baddie, and for those with quick eyes, you can also see Yuen Biau get killed early on in the film! For those who are Jackie Chan collectors, this DVD is one to add to the collection. Good transfer, but no bonus material.
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