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Chinese Hercules
Chinese Hercules
Actors: Bolo Yeung, Fan Chiang, Yeh Fang, Wai-Man Chan, Di Chin
Director: Ta Huang
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama
R     2002     1hr 30min


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Actors: Bolo Yeung, Fan Chiang, Yeh Fang, Wai-Man Chan, Di Chin
Director: Ta Huang
Creators: Peter Poon, Kuang Ni
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Martial Arts, Hercules, Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Xenon
Format: DVD - Color - Dubbed
DVD Release Date: 01/01/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1973
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1973
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Not a good movie at all.
Mr. Fankles | Clayton, NC United States | 12/13/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Bolo Yeung, the only skilled fighter in this movie, is not the star of the film as the box would have you believe. The main character is an actor who shows no skill in martial arts. His character flips out in the beginning after killing someone and then runs away. The rest of the plot thereafter is nearly indecipherable. Bolo is the 'Darth Vader' of the movie. The big villain uses him to beat good guys to death. Bolo's Shotokan is excellent in the movie, but that is the works only redeaming value."
OK could have been better
Dean Ira Cox | 07/07/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The fight scenes in this movie are totally amazing. The dubbing in the movie is horrible so if you are into movies like that such as godzilla, then this movie is for you."
Solid Movie starring movie villian Chan Wai Man
Dean Ira Cox | Indiana | 10/01/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Well,This movie is about a young man who thinks that he killed his girlfriends brother. In doing so runs off and smashes his hand and swears to never again use his fists. He gets a job at
a pier working for some bad men. The boss of the bad men sells
out to the syndicate and in turn has to get rid of the workers
at the pier any way he can. When his friends start ending up dead the young man must once again raise his fists.The star of the movie is Chan Wai Man who kung fu movie collectors know very well as a common movie villian - but, here he is the good guy. The movie is old and originally had a different title.When they repackaged and changed the title - they capitalized on the fame of Bolo Yeung who plays one of the villians in the movie. The Fighting is solid - I have seen far better and far worse. Their are some minor volume problems in the movie as well. I have given this movie three stars for the simple fact that I have seen hundreds of kung fu movies and martial arts movies and this rates slightly above average to me."
Mildly Enjoyably Kung Fu
J. Pinkerton Snoopington | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | 06/23/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"If you like kung fu movies, you'll probably get some mild enjoyment (keyword: mild) out of "Chinese Hercules." It's about a guy who kills his fiance's brother. Feeling awful about it, he runs off to start a new life and a new identity, vowing never to kill again. But, this being a kung fu movie, you can be damn sure there's gonna be some serious a$$ whuppin' by the time it's done. Bolo "Enter the Dragon" Yeung is heavily hyped on the box (and the movie's title, "Chinese Hercules," is actually one of his nicknames), but he actually only plays a small role as a henchman.
The DVD I got is from Front Row Entertainment. The image is pan and scan, heavily cropped from the film's probable 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The image is extremely bad - very, very faded and scratchy. The sound is dubbed. While purists might complain, I sometimes get a kick out goofy dubbed dialogue. Unsurprisingly, there are no extras."