Iron Swallow (1978)

Reviewed by Morgoth Bauglir
October 27, 2010

Iron Swallow
MOVIE INFO
CAST
Judy Lee • Ting Wa Chung • Don Wong Tao • Wong Wing Sang • Lee Hai-Shing
Aka
Shaolin Iron Eagle • Flying Fingers of the Unknown
DIRECTOR
Cheung Pooi Shing
CHOREOGRAPHER(S)
Wong Wing-Sang • Ho Ming-Hiu
YEAR RELEASED
1978
LENGTH
90 Minutes
RELEASE INFO
VIDEO
Full Screen 1.33:1
AUDIO
ENGLISH: Mono 2.0
SUBTITLES
None
SPECIAL FEATURES
Right To The Fight Feature • Film Gallery • Movie Trailers
DISTRIBUTOR
Crash Cinema
REGION
0 – NTSC
Purchase & Info
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PlOT
Judy Lee is after 10 old men who covered up a crime they committed 10 years ago. Wong Tao and Ting Wa Chung play best friends and are students of Yee Yuen (he plays one of the 10 men Judy Lee is after), and the 2 students have to try and figure out what’s going on.
thoughts on the movie

Iron Swallow is a surprisingly “great” kung fu movie. The fights are good, and that’s the main thing I look for, but get this, the story is good too. It happens, just not often enough. The final 10 minutes of this movie is pure awesomeness. Good fighting, yes, but a good story greatly enhances the viewing experience.

was it funny?
No.
How was the Action?
Judy Lee and Wong Tao perform their fight scenes very well, but the real star is Wong Wing Sang. Most people will recognize him as the guy who uses a pole to fight Ghostfaced Killer in Mystery of Chesboxing, and he plays the Yoga master with extendable arms in Master of the Flying Guillotine. He has some awesome skills, and he gets plenty of chances to show them off in this kung fu classic.
Standout performance(s)

Wong Wing Sang. Also Judy Lee carries the movie very well as the lead actress.

Buy or Pass
6 Reasons Why You Should BUY or PASS On This Movie
1. BUY if you like really serious kung fu movies.
2. BUY if you want a good movie, and not “just” good fight scenes.
3. BUY if you are a fan of Judy Lee, Wong Tao or Wong Wing Sang.
4. BUY if you are a fan of movies where a woman is the main character.
5. PASS if low budget non SB or Golden Harvest movies are not your thing.
6. PASS if you only like watching kung fu movies with perfect remastered picture quality.
FINAL NOTES

This is a good movie all the way through. Highly recommended for kung fu fans who don’t like much comedy with their kung.

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