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Thursday, March 20, 2014

The VHS Archives: Sun Chung's A FIST FULL OF TALONS (1983)


Sun Chung's Hu ying (1983)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Ocean Shores Video Limited
Catalog: OS-306
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1986
Runtime: 82:32
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: Trailers for Super Power, and The Big Risk

About the Film
Director: Sun Chung
Year of Release: 1983
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Stars: Billy Chong, Whang In-Shik, Liu Hao-yi, Bai Ying
AKAs: A Fistful of Talons, Tiger Hawk, Wind Forest Fire Mountain

Verbatim Box Synopsis
A classic of the Chinese cinema! Directed by the "David Lean of China," Sun Chung, and starring the amazing Billy Chong, it has the sweep and grandeur befitting it's subject: the creation of the Republic of China. But more than just a majestic epic, it is a thrilling martial arts showcase with some of the best fights ever put to film. If you're never seen a kungfu movie, this is the one to see! If you've never liked kungfu movies, this is also the one to see. And, if you love kungfu movies, you have to see this one!

U.S. Ocean Shores Video Limited sleeve!

 U.S. Ocean Shores Video Limited sales sheet!

U.S. Ocean Shores Video Limited sales sheet;
this one features alternate artwork and plot synopsis!

Variety trade ad, promoting the film's Cannes screenings!

And its 42nd St. marquee, double-billed with Kung Fu Zombie!

A highlights compilation, uploaded by "Mimikoooooooo." Includes
the entire berserk ending, complete with kung fu eagle bisection. 

Looking for A Fist Full of Talons on VHS? The Ocean Shores tape isn't readily available, but you can get the crappy Ground Zero cheapie release if you want it. There's also a bunch of budget DVDs, including this one paired with Kung Fu Zombie

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