Five Fingers of Death

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This absolutely spectacular mix of martial arts action and Western-style melodrama from the legendary Shaw Brothers Studios helped to light the fuse for the Kung Fu Movie explosion in the early 1970s. Indonesian actor Lo Lieh is the young acolyte caught up in a struggle between rival martial arts schools after one villainous outfit murders several of Lieh’s classmates with the help of hired killers, he trains to develop the invincible Iron Palm technique and defeat the opposing school.

Korean director Chang-hwa Jeong delivers stunning and very violent action set to a dizzying array of American library music cues, most notably Quincy Jones’ theme to Ironside. He also manages to create a compelling and dramatic sub-story about loyalty and honor. This is a great classic martial arts film, and a must see for any self respecting martial arts film buff. Thomas DiSanto


4 Responses to “Five Fingers of Death”

  1. Kelvin clayn Says:

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  2. tom wilson Says:

    Waited to see this Kung Fu movie for years, thanks for having this online. We were the 70s kids! I could sit here and watch this movie over again. Thanks!

  3. Jason Says:

    Very good Kung Fu Movie. Well done story. Thanks for posting this.

  4. Dldlake Says:

    Favorite and long lost kung fu movie of all time.