18 certificateKing Boxer is a Film programme that first aired in 1972 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

King Boxer is a 4 star programme


King Boxer (1972)

Directed by
Chang-Hwa Jeong

This Shaw Brothers action-adventure, also known as Five Fingers of Death, was hugely influential as it was the first kung fu movie to make a big impact in the United States. It stars Lo Lieh, Wang Ping and Chao Hsiung in a tale about two competing martial arts schools vying to win a competition. There's a love story with Sung Ying Ying buried in the plot, but the film is mostly concerned with the trajectory of the hero Chao Chi-hao from hard-grafting novice to hard-hitting martial arts expert, and the vengeance he's ultimately able to dispense with his Iron Fist technique. As the story unfolds, the fighting with fists, knives and whatever comes to hand becomes ever more bloody and frantic, which is just as it should be for fans of the genre.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 130 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1972

4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: Hong Kong

Filmed in Colour

When is King Boxer next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 September 2nd, 1:25am and on Film4 Plus 1 September 2nd, 2:25am. See more...


Lieh Lo...Chao Chih-Hao
Ping Wang...Sung Ying Ying
Hsiung Chao...Okada
Chin-Feng Wang...Yen Chu Hung
Mien Fang...Sun Hsin-Pei
Feng Tien...Meng Tung-Shun
James Nam...Han Lung
Shen Chan...Wan Hung-chieh
Bolo Yeung...Pa Tu-er Mongolian Fighter
Wen Chung Ku...Sung Wu-yang
Lung Yu...Tu Wei
Yukio Someno...Oshima Shotaro
Tse Lin Yang...Sun's pupil
Chi Chu Chin...Chen Lang
Bong-jin Jin...Lu Ta-ming