The Kid with the Golden Arm

1972 • 81 minutes
4.6
187 reviews
R
Rating
Eligible
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Chang Cheh had established himself as the "godfather of kung-fu films“ with such historical, costumed classics as One-Armed Swordsman, Golden Swallow, The Deadly Duo, Blood Brothers, and many others. But his fans also revered him for his superlative modern day martial arts thrillers, such as Vengeance and Chinatown Kid. This prime example takes place in Seoul right after the Korean War, as a kung-fu master, combat instructor, explosives expert, and missile specialist must forgo the city's pleasures to take on a venal, murderous drug smuggling gang. Representing the Book of Revelation's four riders of war, famine, disease, and death as heroes against murder, corruption, jealousy, and greed, it's a brutal battle where the one true winner is the audience. Featuring an international kung-fu cast guided by master choreographers Liu Chia-liang and Tang Chia, it remains a special production in Chang Cheh's filmography.
Rating
R
4.6
187 reviews
J Doe
February 9, 2015
This is straight up old school kung fu at it's finest.The story itself is put together very well and there is no boring parts in this moving..it's all Action baby!In yo Face poison palm,silver spear,golden arm breaking swords bare handed.If you can't get into this..your whack..go in the closet shut tha door..and pull some covers over your head and live the rest of your life just like that.Nobody wants to see your whackness.So yeah..what .But seriously...this movie is freaking sweet man!After your done watching this your gonna want to break trees in half with your barefeet..you'll think you can chew on bricks and make bubbles outta them like some bubble gum.So go be awesome and watch this.You can thank me later.Peace out!
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Robert Makela
October 25, 2015
I put this one up there with "The Master Killer" and "The Five Deadly Venoms". When it comes to old-school Kung Fu flicks, it doesn't get any better than this!
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Peter Sham
August 6, 2021
I love this movie. Old school... old school is good. Just hope that we have the audio in original language. The dub is horrible. Sound so cheap. Ruined the movie big time. Otherwise I will give 5 stars!
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