Duel of Fists
Duelling between Eastern and Western martial arts was a recurrent trait in 1970s kung-fu films. In this film, John Chiang is an engineer searching for his half-brother Ti Lung in Thailand. The brothers end up fighting against crooked fight promoter and triad boss Chen Sing. Both rising stars with martial arts background, Chiang and Ti are portrayed quite distinctly by Chang Cheh in this film: Chiang practices Chinese martial arts while Ti is a Thai boxer. The film promotes completely different yet complementary martial arts style with Ti reigning as champion in the boxing ring and Chiang defeating the villain with Chinese martial arts.
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|12/4/2019 (Fri)||11:00am||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive|
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