Kill or Be Killed (1977)

When this South African film was released in the United States in 1980, the film distributors marketed as “The Greatest Hollywood Martial Arts Film Made”. However, the film wasn’t made in Hollywood, but in South Africa. Nevertheless, the film hails as a cult classic that features real Japanese karate techniques. Steve Hunt has tried out […]

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The Mighty Four (1977)

Casanova Wong seeks revenge for the death of his parents in this pretty standard Korean action film that makes for some interesting action pieces. As a child, Yin Chun-Yang watched his father killed and mother committing suicide at the hands of Chinese warlord Ma, who was in love with Yin’s mother. Yin would be raised […]

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The Four Shaolin Challengers (1977)

Two years before Sammo Hung played one of Wong Fei-Hung’s most beloved disciples, karate expert Larry Lee took the role of Lam Sai-Wing in this standard kung fu film that features some nice action scenes. A band of thugs have been terrorizing the town, extorting money from the local merchants. However, one man who dares […]

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Shaolin Deadly Kicks (1977)

Superkicker Delon Tan shines in this very exciting kung fu film that he would virtually remake a decade later in America. A band of robbers known as the Eight Dragons have stolen a rare treasure map. They decide to take the map and divide into eight pieces, one for each member. The leader of the […]

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Spider-Man (1977)

Long before Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland took up the mantle, former child star Nicholas Hammond brings the web-slinging, wall-crawling Marvel hero to life in this TV-movie. Edward Byron, a notorious criminal, has been using mind control to have random locals in New York City commit crimes and then commit suicide. The police […]

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