The Fearless Golden Dragon (1974)

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Corruption is rife in old-time China. Wang Yun rules with an iron fist. Enter the Fearless Golden Master and watch him liberate the town in an explosion of incredible and dynamic kung fu fighting. Raging kicks and fists!


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9 October 2019 | ckormos1
| One man's only movie credit and he was better than others with many credits
It opens with a dragon dance and street performers. The people watching get their queues cut off by some guy who is actually testing if the magistrate will prosecute them as rebels. A tinker is knocked over in the scuffle and Nancy helps him in. Her father owes a guy money and he starts a fight. The tinker is a rebel agent from the south. He goes to meet iron somebody who is also a rebel but with a different agenda. The blind guy asks if he can stay at the inn, he will play and his daughter will sing. There are a lot of characters and a lot going on in this movie.

The male lead is Cheung Chaan-Ting. This movie is his only credit. I have no biographical information on him but I have questions. How did he get a lead for his one and only role? Why only one acting credit? Where did he come from and where did he go to? I'll never know. All of his fights are above average for the year. The fighting is straight up hand to hand martial arts. Some acrobatics are cut in but no wire work like flying. There are no weapons used. The fights never get repetitive. He shows good power, speed, and focus. The final fight sequence includes a guy using a snake.

Nancy Yen Nan See had over 43 roles from 1969 to 1982. Her first lead martial ats role was 1971 "The Matchless Conqueror". She appeared often with Wen Chiang-Long and sometimes with Jimmy Wang Yu. I have reviewed many of her movies here.

My copy is a digital file that plays on a HDTV as wide screen. It has the Ocean Shores 1985 title. Though wide screen the resolution is poor, below VHS quality. It is English dubbed. The dubbing is not by the "A team" and can be annoying at times.

I rate this slightly above average for the year and genre. I have been looking for a better quality copy but haven't found one. I recommend this movie for all fans of martial arts movies of the golden age from 1967 to 1984.

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