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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

KUNG-FU: THE PUNCH OF DEATH (1972)



 This kung fu flick starts out with a strange scene where guys are betting on a cricket fight. How you train crickets to battle each other I have no idea. The fellow with the losing cricket demands compensation for his loss! I don't know how much a cricket is worth in Hong Kong but where I live you can buy a whole bag full of crickets for 50 cents and if you're too cheap for that you could just go outside and look under a rock. As expected this bizarre scene leads to a big fight. From there it's your basic revenge tale where a guys dad gets killed by some thugs and he does some training. Now they kill his dad because this young fellow accidentally knocked-off one of their students so the revenge is kinda unjustified ultimately but I guess we're not supposed to think that deeply into this. Before the big revenge happens he does get his ass kicked multiple times, once so badly that he cries tears of blood which I'm pretty sure isn't biologically possible but cinematically a neat thing to see. Another of a thousand fairly generic martial arts films. AKA THE PRODIGAL BOXER(This is a generally unremarkable film without anything spectacularly memorable that happens in it so it's kind of surprising that there are two sequels under this title but maybe it was a hit in Hong Kong at the time for some reason or maybe they just liked to reuse the title)


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