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Kung Fu Masters

Jimmy Wang Yu

This former Hong Kong swimming champion was a martial arts star in Asia even before the legendary Bruce Lee. Jimmy made his mark in Kung Fu classics such as “Chinese Boxer”, “One Armed Boxer” & the action-packed  Australian cop thriller “The Man From Hong Kong” (1975).  

Fact File

Birth Name: Yu Wang

Date Of Birth: 28th March 1944

Place Of Birth: Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China)

Signature Films:
“Chinese Boxer” (1970)
“One Armed Boxer” (1971)

Jimmy Wang Yu

Jimmy Wang Yu’s Top 10 Movies on DVD & VHS

Master Of The Flying Guillotine: Ultimate Collection [DVD](1975) DVD
The second feature in the infamous "One-Armed Boxer" series is an over-the-top martial-arts marathon set in the 18th century, where a sightless martial arts master sets out for revenge against a one-armed rebel who killed his two disciples. The master uses an incredible flying device to lop off his enemies' heads. Jimmy Wang Yu is writer/director/star of this outrageous actioner. This is the digitally restored edition, released in the U.S. in 2002 with new footage. 93 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Mandarin Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentaries; biographies, filmographies; photo gallery; theatrical trailers.

The Great Hunter(1975) VHS
Violent action involving all forms of martial arts, as a village militia captain and his girlfriend fight to avenge her father's death. Stars Chia Ling and Jimmy Wang Yu. 91 min.

Return Of The Chinese Boxer [DVD](1976) DVD
And just in time, too, because Japanese spies are entering China to prepare for an invasion, and only his Kung Fu boxing skills can save his homeland. Jimmy Wang Yu reprises one of his greatest roles. 100 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English dubbed Dolby stereo.

Tiger And Crane Fist(1977) VHS
What do you get when you cross a tiger and a crane? Well, here you get two martial artists who combine their fighting styles to combat a malevolent Manchu warlord whose battle armor includes swinging steel claws. Jimmy Wang Yu and Lau Kar Wing star in this action-packed film that was later "comedized" into the 2002 U.S. comedy "Kung Pow: Enter the Fist." AKA: "The Savage Killers."

Fury Of King Boxer(1978) VHS
When the tyrannical Manchus cast their evil shadow across the land, can one lone martial artist assemble a people's army and train them for battle? Exciting Kung Fu action epic stars Hu Yu Kidn, Masanori Murakami, Jimmy Wang Yu. 85 min.

The Killer Meteors [DVD](1979) DVD
In a rare bad guy role, Jackie Chan plays a mystical warlord known as "Immortal" who may not live up to his name after his wife poisons him. A desperate Chan turns to his arch-enemy, martial arts master "Killer Meteor" (Jimmy Wang Yu), to battle his treacherous spouse's minions and find the antidote. 100 min. Dubbed in English.

Attack Force Z(1981) VHS
Mel Gibson stars in this rousing, action-packed war saga about a dangerous mission involving the rescue of a defecting Japanese official from an island in the South Pacific in 1945. The mission seems easy for Gibson and fellow soldiers John Phillip Law and Sam Neill, but thousands of Japanese soldiers and the elements provide cause for trouble. 90 min.

Challenge Of Death [DVD](1983) DVD
Showcasing different styles of "Anima fist" fighting, this energetic actioner concerns warring members of the snake Fist and Dragon fist factions who join forces to capture a ruthless pirate who uses deadly Spider Claws-styled fighting. Deloin Tam beats the drum loudly as one of the heroes. Also, stars Jimmy Wang Yu. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English dubbed; trailer; scene access.

Fantasy Mission Force [DVD](1984) DVD
A truly off-the-wall WWII actioner (with an abundance of loopy anachronisms), with Jackie Chan as part of an elite commando team sent to rescue a group of Allied generals kidnapped by the Japanese. Along the way the force must battle leopard-skinned Amazons, a haunted house full of ghosts, and other bizarre foes. With Brigitte Lin, Jimmy Wang Yu. 90 min.

Jackie Chan Is The Prisoner (Island Of Fire) [DVD](1990) DVD
Jackie Chan joins fellow Hong Kong stars Sammo Hung, Tony Leung and Andy Lau in a fierce actioner about a cop (Leung) who goes undercover in prison to investigate a murder. Inside, he's forced to kill a corrupt official and is sent to death row, but a secret offer arrives for Leung and fellow inmates Chan, Hung and Lau. Jimmy Wang Yu also stars. AKA: "Burning Island." 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby 5.1, Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; interactive menus; biographies; filmographies; theatrical trailer.

 


Jimmy Wang Yu  at Hollywood Teen Movies

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The Man From Hong Kong (1975)

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