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From John Woo, the director of Hong Kong movie classics including Bullet in the Head and The Killer, comes The Hand of Death; his unique take on the period martial arts movie genre.
This is probably the first and last time you'll ever hold a DVD of a film directed by John Woo that features kung fu legends Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao! Their foe is none other than the formidable James Tien (Game of Death) who wants to wipe all Shaolin men from the face of China.
Leading the charge is Tan Tao-Liang as Yun Fei in a fascinating movie filled with moments that echo throughout Woo's subsequent career. Packed with extensive fights using varied disciplines it's an early showcase for all the performers (in particular Jackie Chan) and a chance to rediscover an early star of the scene: the super-kicking Tan Tao-Liang in a great performance that shows just why his nickname was 'Flash Legs'. In common with the most entertaining Woo films it's the final half-hour showdown that really kicks ass in typically brutal style so watch out!