The Chinese Boxer, also known by its international titles 龙虎斗, Hammer Of God, La Vengeance du Tigre and The Hammer of God is a 1970 Hong Kong action kung fu film written, directed by and starring Jimmy Wang. Tong Gaai was the action director. The Chinese Boxer was a box office success at the time of its release and is currently considered the first classic in the Kung Fu genre.
(Synopsis): A group of Japanese fighters kill most of Wang Yu's schoolmates. He barely escapes to a retreat to learn Iron Palm--the only technique that can defeat the Japanese karate. After his rigorous training, he returns to face his foes in a series of duels.
Overview: Wang Yu takes the title role as a young kung fu student who prides himself on his skill and his upright standing. These skills are tested and defeated when a local rival enlists the help of a group of Japanese fighters who then kill most of Wang Yu's school. The injured hero barely escapes with his life and moves to a retreat to learn the Iron Palm--the only technique that can defeat the force of Japanese karate. Having finished his rigorous training, the Chinese fighter faces his numerous foes in a series of nicely choreographed fight scenes that complete the picture.
Starring: Jimmy Wang Yu, Lo Lieh, Wong Ping (Wang Ping), Chiu Hung (Chao Hsiung), Cheng Lui (Cheng Lei), Fong Min, Chan Sing, Yuen Wo Ping, Wong Chung, Wong Ching, Jason Pai Piao, Tsang Choh Lam, Wong Kwong Yue, Chen Kuan Tai, Yuen Cheung Yan, Hsu Hsia, Fung Hak On, San Kuai
Features: Anamorphic Widescreen,Mono,Trailers, Running Time: 90 minutes, Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 - Stereo - Dual Mono), Subtitles: None, Region Coding: All Region, Format: NTSC, Production company: Shaw Brothers, Distributed by: Shaw Brothers Studio, Celestial Pictures (DVD), Release date: 1970