R | | Action, Drama, Romance
Two martial arts schools prepare for an important tournament.
Five Fingers of Death preceeded the American "Kung Fu" TV series as the igniter of the karate craze that started up so many new schools across this country. In the US, it was released as Five Fingers of Death with some rather funny translation in the dubbing to English. It is now being marketed on DVD as King Boxer, which was its original title in the Chinese. The King Boxer DVD is nice because it provides the English dub as well as the option to view the film in the original Chinese, and subtitles are available.
The students here must be on their toes. You have to be prepared for the unexpected.
Although the UK cinema version was intact the 1986 Warner video was cut by 7 secs by the BBFC to remove a double ear clap and shots of a victims severed eyeballs. The 2009 DVD is fully uncut.
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