- An MVD Exclusive
- SKU: AV461
- Format: Blu-ray
- UPC: 760137102663
- Street Date: 05/24/22
- PreBook Date: 04/19/22
- Label: Arrow Video »
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Run Time: 93 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Audio: STEREO
- Year of Production: 1972
- Region Code: 0
- Box Lot:
- Territory: US
Cast & Crew
- Actor: Jimmy Wang Yu
- Actor: Yeh Tien
- Actor: Fei Lung
- Actor: Yi Kuei Chang
- Actor: Hsin Yi Chen
- Actor: Han Hsieh
- Actor: Hsin Tang
- Actor: Ming Min
- Actor: Chun Lei
- Actor: You Min Ko
- Director: Jimmy Wang Yu
- Director: Chang Cheh
- Director: Chang Cheh, Jimmy Wang Yu
- List Price: $39.95
- Your Price: $39.95
- In Stock: 424
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When former Shaw Brothers executive Raymond Chow founded rival studio Golden Harvest in 1970, he quickly teamed up with "Jimmy" Wang Yu - Hong Kong's first kung fu superstar and formerly Shaw's biggest box office draw. Bringing over his peerless talent for taking on all foes with one hand tied behind his back, Wang wrote, directed and played the title role in one of his most unmissable kickass classics. From the legendary star of One-Armed Swordsman and The Chinese Boxer comes... One-Armed Boxer! Yu Tian Long (Wang) is the best fighter to come out of his local martial arts school, but when he crosses the ruthless leader of a local crime syndicate, the big boss' brutal bevy of deadly killers make mincemeat out of the school and everyone inside. Now the only survivor of the massacre, and short of one appendage, Yu is gifted a powerful elixir that promises to give him the strength to take swift revenge on the army of assassins, each representing the most lethal forms of fighting from across the Eastern hemisphere. Proving once and for all that you only need five fingers of death to get the job done, Wang would later reprise his role in the infamous sequel Master of the Flying Guillotine, but it's the dementedly inventive original where he's arguably at the height of his powers.
- 2K restoration from the original elements by Fortune Star
- High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
- Original lossless Mandarin mono audio, alternate Mandarin soundtrack and original English dubbed audio
- Optional English subtitles, plus hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dub
- Commentary by Frank Djeng from the NY Asian Film Festival
- Career retrospective interview with Wang Yu, filmed in Nantes in 2001 and never released before, courtesy of the Frédéric Ambroisine Video Archive
- Trailer gallery, featuring the original Hong Kong theatrical trailer, a US TV spot (as The Chinese Professionals) and over half an hour of trailers for other Wang Yu classics including One-Armed Swordsman and Master of the Flying Guillotine
- Image gallery
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ilan Sheady
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Simon Abrams
- From the legendary Shaw Brothers, featuring the fight choreographer of Kill Bill
- Features champions of almost every martial arts style in a Blood Sport style battle
- One of the most beloved Kung Fu films of all-time
The seminal 70s Kung Fu flick that was one of several films that put Jimmy Wang Yu on the Martial Arts movie map. Still as crazy and brutal as it was when originally released all those decades ago
—Andrew Skeates, Far East Films
Featuring a multitude of unique and inventive fight scenes against opponents from around the world... One Armed Boxer is one of the most influential and exciting martial arts films of the 70s
—Gary Tooze, DVD Beaver
The fight scenes are really great... Not only is the fight choreography top-notch, but the camera work is, too
—The Big Movie House
High-quality chopsocky mayhem! Excellent fight choreography, commendable cinematography and a well-realised vengeance narrative make this fast-paced show a winner
This is one of the best martial arts films ever made.
Wang wrote, directed and played the title role in one of his most unmissable kickass classics!
This is another beautiful Arrow release for a brutally satisfying action classic.
—Corey Danna, Horror Geek Life
Undeniable classic kung fu entertainment for old-school grindhouse heads and first-timers alike.
—Paul Gaita, The LA Beat
This movie is just magical. If you haven’t gotten into kung fu yet, this is a great place to get started. Consider this movie highly recommended.
Golden Harvest may be best known for producing Bruce Lee’s films, but they had their first major success with this kung fu classic.