Dragon Fist

1979 [CHINESE]

Action / Drama

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Jackie Chan as Tang How-Yuen
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812.95 MB
Chinese 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 37 min
P/S 0 / 2
1.54 GB
Chinese 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 37 min
P/S 2 / 3

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by coltras357 / 10

Jackie Chan gets serious!!!

Tang looks after his master's family who was murdered after a fight. The master's widow is also poisoned by an evil gang leader. Tang joins hand with Chung, a friend, and seeks revenge for her death.

This is Jackie Chan's rare non-comic role, where he emotes more, is quite intense and angry, and though I do prefer his buffoonery ways, it's a pleasant change as Dragon fist is very much a story laden Kung fu film that marries the standard plot with a sort of offbeat tone, the latter is brought on by the fact that Chan's nemesis early on in the film repents and cuts off his leg out of guilt; when watching this I thought it would be a typical "you killed my master, so I'll will you" but I was wrong, so in that sense Dragon Fist tries to be a bit less predictable in its approach. The acting all around is great, the fight scenes less acrobatic and more hard-edged, the cinematography is top notch, however, the pace can be slow, and the extreme air of austerity can threaten to make you yawn. Only just, though, as the excellent Kung fu and twisty plot keeps you watching. The ending is quite intense.

Reviewed by damianphelps7 / 10


That's the answer you are looking for to...should I watch this.

I have watched a lot of JC movies some good, some great, some horrible.

This is a good one for sure. I was lucky enough to enjoy a remastered version which really enhanced the viewing experience (some of the original prints available for this era of JC movies are hard to watch).

The story is ok and the acting quite good. To note, this is action/drama JC NOT funny silly JC, so your preference will impact how you take this film. I prefer the more serious of JC (The Protector, Police Story/s etc).

Grab some popcorn, get you ears ready for the sound effects of 50,000 punches and have fun :)

Reviewed by ikhwan_arif8 / 10

Underrated Early Jackie Kung Fu Drama.

What surprises me is how good the story was. Yes, it's a very basic and not a terribly unique premise, but it was well directed nonetheless (from which I heard rumors that Jackie himself directed but Lo Wei took the credit).

Whatever. The point is this film - Dragon Fist - is a surprisingly good dramatic kung fu period film. And I've always said that early Jackie Chan is best Jackie Chan and this movie is really worth mentioning in the same vein as Drunken Master 1 and Snake In The Eagles Shadow.

Much of the meat of this film is indeed the story; it starts of as a generic 'bully kills my master' setup but by 10th minute, almost immediately the story progresses and takes a twist. Through the length of the film, the movie dances into surface-level ideas of revenge and redemption, being stuck between a rock and hard place, right and wrong, what is honor and what it being honorable and I think it manages - not always but for the most part - succeeds in telling that story.

There is an arc here - Jackie Chan's character have the most developed arc of the story and it's executed well enough even though it wasn't deep enough. The acting is also - not everyone but for the most part - well done. There isn't anyone here deserving of an oscar, but everyone played their respective roles good enough that you don't have to suspend too much belief.

The action deserves a special mention because it is on the whole very well choreographed. It doesn't have the signature bombastic Kung Fu move shout-outs - rather it's simply stylized and theatrical kung fu fighting and in my opinion, gives the movie an extra hot sauce dash of appropriate realism.

If you've watched Drunken Master 1, and you've watched Snake In The Eagle's Shadow, then you should be watching this one too.

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