Cinema Of Vengeance

1993, Movie, NR, 92 mins

Cribbing its title from Verina Glaessner's 1974 book Kung Fu: Cinema Of Vengeance, this whirlwind summation of the major trends of Hong Kong action filmmaking since the seventies is an entertaining but sometimes maddeningly cursory introduction for the neophyte fan.

After a quick history lesson on the evolution of early martial arts films--including a short clip of Kwan Tak Hing and snippets from a few of his almost 100 black & white films as legendary hero Wong Fei Hong--the first modern kung fu star, Jimmy Wang Yu, is interviewed about his trend-setting early films for the Shaw Brothers studio. Several athletic demonstrations by Bruce Lee follow, after ...

Released: 1993 Rated: NR Length: 92 mins

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