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Chinese Hercules (The Bolo Yeung Appreciation Thread)

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Bruce Super Hero(1979) - Huang Kin-Lung plays his full blown Bruce Le persona, and re-don the Game of Death tracksuit. In this nutty Hong Kong/Phillipines exploitation co-production?. Bolo Yeung(The Bull Killer) is drafted in to play the usual formidable villian, paired with his on-screen brother Chiang Tao(Kong). Tao has the privilege of wearing one of the worst movie gimmicks ever. A snake like glove, that his uses to strike at his opponent's. It's a low budget slobber knocker, with a fight every five or so minutes. Action duties are handled by Bruce Le himself. Which mind sound promising, but it's just fails to hit the mark somehow. Mr Yeung also looks pretty light here, perhaps due to the hot summer time climate of the Philipines?. Was that producer Dick Randall playing one of the gweilo gangster's?.

- One of Huang Kin-Lung's co-star and former boxing champion Lito Lupad(Rocky Robledo), has now turned politic's. I guess Lupad was cast for local audience's, with his on-screen skills being very limited. After the success of Sylvester Stallone's Rocky(1976), you started to see more Western boxing in Asian action cinema.

 

 

 

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Bolo Yeung with late Martial Art's movie icon Chan Sing, during the making of Lee Tso Nam's The Tattoo Connection(1978)?.

 

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The following article excerpt was originally posted by @teako170 please click on the link below for the complete write-up.

 

 

 

Pumping Iron, Just like fellow actor Bolo Yeung. Chan Sing put in many hours of hard work at the gym. In order to help bring many of his powerful and energetic on-screen characters to life.

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Bolo Yeung in competitive Bobdybuilding shape, just a few year's after the making of Enter The Dragon(1973) & Chinese Hercules(1973). The following Quote/Photo was posted by Bolo's son David, on his Official Instagram page.

 

Link- https://www.instagram.com/2bolojr/?hl=en

 

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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. OG Classic Bodybuilding Poses 1975’ IFBB Mr. Asia
2 place. - David Yeung

 

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Thanks to @saltysam for sharing the following important Bolo Yeung related news. An even bigger thank you goes out to the team over at Dark Force, who decided to release Chinese Hercules a.k.a Freedom Strikes A Blow, The Duel of Harbour. I had never heard of the Black Nightmare in Blood title before, that's mentioned in the Official Dark Force FaceBook anncement below.

 

I wonder what the big surprise bonus extra is going to be?.

 

 

 

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Ok so I've done a little digging on that new a.k.a title. It appears that BLACK NIGHTMARE IN BLOOD was actually a movie, once paired with Chinese Hercules, if the poster below is anything to go by. Now the IMDB has Chinese Hercules under the Black Nightare in Blood title, but I wouldn't trust that site too much with Asian film info?.

 

Here's a U.S Double Bill poster, featuring the two titles as seperate films.

 

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I looked up Nightmare in Blood. Seems to have been made by an exploitation filmmaker who just cranked them out. Nothing to do with martial arts, and according to the "artist" himself, he got out when porn came in. He couldn't compete. It was also released as "Blood".  Basically an Ed Wood without Bela Lugosi to make him famous.

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20 hours ago, NoKUNGFUforYU said:

I looked up Nightmare in Blood. Seems to have been made by an exploitation filmmaker who just cranked them out. Nothing to do with martial arts, and according to the "artist" himself, he got out when porn came in. He couldn't compete. It was also released as "Blood".  Basically an Ed Wood without Bela Lugosi to make him famous.

 

Hi @NoKUNGFUforYU and thank's for further background details regarding Black Nightmre in Blood.

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4 hours ago, DragonClaws said:

 

Hi @NoKUNGFUforYU and thank's for further background details regarding Black Nightmre in Blood.

Looked like a trash film, but some people like that psychotronic stuff. Myself, I like grade B movies that led to grade A careers like Freeway with Reese Witherspoon or Repo Man with Emilio Estevez. Hard to find those diamonds in the rough. Budget for that was $25,000, cheap for even the time, believe me. Stills looked gross. Honestly the guy had a rough life, and it ended early. Sometimes it's hard enough to get through an old Hammer or AIP horror film as they don't age well, let alone cheap crap, LOL!

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Freedom Strikes A Blow a.k.a Chinese Hercules - (1973). Fong Yau's low down gangster boss watches on as his hired help(Bolo Yeung) busts up Uncle Lo(Huang Chung-Hsin - Fist of Fury, Way of The Dragon). Huang Chung-Hsin was already a veteran actor by the time he appeared in this movie, first appearing on-screen in Wake Up From Nightmare(1951) playing a reporter.

 

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Bolo Yeung(below) practices his powerful Kung Fu techniques, in a scene from the 1974 Taiwanese movie Superior Youngster directed by Joseph Kong-Hung and starring Nick Cheung-Nik, Mars and Fong Yau.

 

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@Silver and Gold Dragon this is the book I was talking about. I first became aware of this around 2015, but I've yet to be able to find a copy of it anywhere.

 

Source- https://www.amazon.com/Chinese-Weightlifters-Yanqing-Shuangshuang-Xiaomin/dp/B0070NANY8

 

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This Bloodsport fan-video features the original version of the song No Easy Way Out,  sung by Robert Tepper. Taken from the Rocky IV(1985) soundtrack.

 

 

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