23 November 2019 | ckormos1
Gold makes you dumb but you can still fight
"Kung Fu Gold" is the most appropriate title for this movie. The weak storyline involves a bunch of miners who strike gold and turn into idiots. Gold has that power. The drama involves many ways to be stupid about the gold and the conflict is simply "You want to fight about it?", "Sure!"
A revenge subplot is added. Our hero goes to town and learns his girl was raped and committed suicide. He and the twin sister plot revenge. They gather a group of girls who are taken hostage. Let me just stop here and say everything that happens with the revenge and hostages and such is unrealistic. Fans of these movies, like me, are able to tolerate lame plots as long as the fights are good. This movie fits that description.
The first fight scene is above average. Two guys fight at the scene of the mining operation by the river. They fight hand to hand plus use many tools and other props as weapons.
My copy is the © 1986 Ocean Shores VHS converted to a digital file. It is English dubbed. The voice overs are cartoonish at times but not overly annoying. The lead actor is Wang Kuan-Hsiung.
Wang Kuan-Hsiung a.k.a. Wong Goon-Hung (and many other names) began his career with the lead role in 1972 "Chaochow Guy". I also reviewed that movie here. I considered his fight sequences in that movie as excellent. He went on to be in 76 movies until the early 1990s.
I recommend this movie for fans of martial arts movies of the golden age from 1967 to 1984. This recommendation is for fans only and based only on the above average and frequent fight sequences. For the year and genre, I rate it just one swift kick above average.