19 October 2019 | ckormos1
Fans of Jimmy Wang Yu only, to watch once and done
I first watched this movie back in August 2015 and wrote a review but could not find the movie listed here on IMDB. Now I find it along with two user reviews. I appreciate jddog130's review for clarifying the title problems. Fans of this genre are well aware of this and are often left scratching our heads and wondering exactly which movie we are watching. Bey Logan had that problem in one of his audio commentaries. He acknowledged the movie had titles problems then made his choice for a title but he chose wrong. I can add this movie has also been titled "A Dollar a Fist".
My copy is a digital file made from an Ocean Shores 1980 VHS. This plays on a HDTV as a square shaped video with poor resolution and English dubbing. The English is done by the "A team" of voice over actors.
It opens with murder, rape, and child abuse which results in the child losing his left hand from the evil Japanese guy's sword stroke. I would bet the farm the child grows up to be Jimmy Wang Yu and I would win that bet. This time Jimmy forgoes the one armed fighter bit and just wears a black glove supposedly covering a prosthesis.
Jimmy wants to make his way to Japan for revenge against the big boss. The story stagnates for a while when it becomes all about gambling and two girls. When the fights resume it is like watching the same fight over and over. Perhaps even the director became bored and added a motorcycle chase to the final fight sequences. It didn't work.
At this point in time the only person watching this movie would be a hard core fan of martial arts movies of the golden age from 1967 to 1984 who wants to watch every movie made by the great Jimmy Wang Yu. I am such a fan. I watched the movie, wrote my review, and I have no intention of ever watching this below average movie again.