New Fist of Fury

New Fist of Fury

Dir: Lo Wei
Scr: Peter Pan Lei, Lo Wei
Cast: Jackie Chan, Nora Miao, Chan Sing, Lo Wei
1976 / Colour / 35mm / Mandarin / Chi & Eng Subtitles / 82min

Jackie Chan became Jackie Chan in New Fist of Fury. This is the first film for which he used this moniker, emerging from the obscurity of his Yuen Lau days to assume top billing. Lo Wei directed this "Bruceploitation film", a sequel to Fist of Fury (1972) and part of a mini-genre that tried to cash in on Bruce Lee's legacy. A star wasn't really born in this enterprise but Chan soldiered on, making several films with Lo and eventually attaining stardom a few years later with Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978).

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Date Time Venue
28/11/2009 (Sat) 5:00pm Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive

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