BRUCE’S DEADLY FINGERS
Director: Joseph Kong Hung Run Time: 91 min. Release Year: 1976
Starring: Huang Kin-Lung, Lo Lieh, Michael Chan, Nick Cheung Lik, Nora Miao
“See Bolo Yeung basically bear-hugging people to death with his well-oiled pecs.”
— Michelle, LETTERBOXD
Arisen like an ambulance-chasing phoenix after Bruce Lee’s untimely passing in 1973, the affectionate Brucesploitation genre had many nimble stars: Bruce Lo, Bruce Li, Dragon Lee, Bruce Lai, Bruce Thai, Brute Lee, and even Lee Bruce (!). But BRUCE’S DEADLY FINGERS, one of the earliest Bruceploitation mind-benders, stars the infamous Bruce Le as a young martial artist who attempts to rescue Bruce Lee’s girlfriend (and her mystical “Kung-Fu Finger Book”) from the clutches of malicious gangsters. Really. That’s what happens. With a supporting role from the iconic Bolo Young (ENTER THE DRAGON, BLOODSPORT) and a non-stop barrage of outrageous fights, this is a Bruceploitation power-party that you don’t want to miss.
Courtesy of VCI Entertainment and the American Genre Film Archive.