Tang shan hu wei jian sha shou

1974 [CHINESE]

Action / Drama

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IMDb Rating 5.2/10 10 47 47

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808.75 MB
1280*536
English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
Seeds 6
1.47 GB
1920*804
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
Seeds 10

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Reviewed by ckormos1 3 / 10

An early Bruce Lee exploitation movie and not a good one

Starting with the opening credits this movie seems to "borrow" some iconic scenes/sets and even the music from Bruce Lee's movies. It opens with a group of big shots at a meeting. They are discussing a man named "Tong Lung" who seems to be missing so they send their man to Hong Kong to find him.

Tong Lung was another martial artist/actor who seemed to come from nowhere to star in a handful of martial arts movies during the 1970s and then disappeared back to nowhere. I have not found any information about him other than his screen credits. I first reviewed him in 1972 "The Ferocious Brothers" which may have been his first movie. The 1972 date is questionable. I have almost all his movies. So far I have reviewed his performances from "competent" to "immediately forgettable". He does have the martial arts skills but all the choreography I have seen so far does not even try to be better than mediocre.

My copy is a digital file that plays on a HDTV as 4:3 video. The source is obviously an old VHS tape, probably a copy of a copy. The VHS source seems to be the most beat up and worn out film copy. Despite the poor condition I have actually watched worse. It is English dubbed. The movie seems to have been released in at least four other countries under various titles.

Tong Lung copies all of Bruce Lee's moves, expressions, fight sequences, and settings in this movie. How do you rate such a performance? Should he get credit for doing a good impersonation? Should he be criticized for doing a poor impersonation? Should he be sent to a special place in Hell for as much as daring to impersonate the great Bruce Lee? I don't want to get involved in this at all. This is just a below average movie for the year and genre. I do not recommend it. I watched it once, wrote my review, and I cannot imagine I will ever watch it again.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 3 / 10

Blatant Bruce Lee copy

BLACK DRAGON VS. THE YELLOW TIGER is an outrageously blatant Bruceploitation picture in which the little-known Taiwanese actor Tang Lung does his best Bruce Lee impression throughout. The narrative is a straight-up copy of that of WAY OF THE DRAGON, featuring our hero battling his way through various evil Westerners and their Chinese allies. Being a Taiwanese movie, this is low budget through and through, with poor production values and intermittent fight scenes that fail to engage the viewer in any way. Repeated use of the ENTER THE DRAGON theme is made throughout. It's a waste of time whichever way you look at it.

Reviewed by InjunNose 3 / 10

One of the earliest (and most hilariously inept) examples of Bruceploitation

There's no such thing as a good Bruceploitation film, but "Black Dragon vs. the Yellow Tiger" is a mess even by the low standards of its subgenre. Brawny Tong Lung (the brother of better-known Taiwanese martial arts film actor Alexander Lo Rei--not Kim Tai-chung, who later used the pseudonym 'Tong Lung' in "Game of Death II") stars in this sequel to Bruce Lee's "The Way of the Dragon". He plays Tang Fu, the cousin of Tang Lung, Lee's character in the original film. (Confused yet? Good.) An international crime syndicate is gunning for Tang Lung, and the group's Hong Kong representative mistakes Tang Fu for his cousin; eventually a wrestler, two karateka and, bizarrely, a fencer are called in to deal with the surprisingly formidable Tang Fu. It is the black karateka from the United States (Clint Robinson, a real-life tae kwon do instructor) who is our hero's final opponent. In what is perhaps the single funniest moment in the history of bad chop-socky dubbing, Robinson's character stands atop a pagoda and bawls, "Tang Fuuuuuuu! You now lookin' at the man who's gonna kill youuuuuuu!!" in a cracked voice that makes him sound like an 80-year-old sharecropper. It's hard to describe how unsophisticated this film is: fights begin without preamble; the opposing parties just sort of show up at one another's place of residence and start punching, kicking and shouting. The choreography is mostly decent, if not earth-shattering, but it's a wonder that Tong Lung didn't hurt himself swinging that nunchaku around. (He was pretty handy on a bicycle, however.) Filmed in 1974, "Black Dragon vs. the Yellow Tiger" was one of the earliest Bruceploitation efforts, released hot on the heels of Bruce Li's "The Dragon Dies Hard". But, unlike Li, Tong Lung bore little resemblance to Bruce Lee and would not forge a career in the subgenre. (Awkward as his performance is, however, Tong's not quite as bad as Dragon Lee, one of the later prominent Bruce Lee imitators.) The print available on DVD is very poor--almost bootleg quality, in fact--but students of the fascinating, if minor, cultural phenomenon known as Bruceploitation should see this film.

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