"I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation."

- David Cronenberg

Actors     Actresses     Flicks     Models     Twilight Zone Guide

July 2, 2011

Flicks: Chinese Hercules (1973)


First, came Black Samson. Now: Chinese Hercules... God bless you, Mr. B-movie script writer.

“Kill ‘em. Dump ‘em.” So sez perennial Kung-Fu baddie Bolo Heung in Chinese Hercules (1973) - a meditation on the ageless value of chop sockey in on-going labor disputes that gave future Transporter (2002) and DOA: Dead Or Alive (2006) director Corey Yuen Kwai his start as a Fight Co-Ordinator.

Bolo "The Beast From The East" Yeung, co-villain of Chinese Hercules, was long known as the Arnold Schwarzenegger of China. Over his long film career Bolo repeatedly portrayed himself as a kind of an evil doppelganger to the Governator whose punchlines usually erupted in bloody clouds instead of dim-witted one liners.

In fact, Bolo became a marital arts student at 10, trained w/good friend Bruce Lee and was a body-building legend in Hong Kong in the late 1970's and early 1980's. He appeared in Enter the Dragon (1973), Bloodsport (1988) and Double Impact (1991) and has a part in The Expendables II set for a 2012 release...

Today, Bolo, now a full-fledged imperialist citizen, lives and works as a fight trainer in his own gyms in LA.


References:
Wikipedia, Bolo Yeung
IMDB, Chinese Hercules
IMDB, Bolo Heung Bio
Hong Kong Cinemagic, Chinese Hercules (1973)
Kung Fu Cinema, Chinese Hercules (1973)
Gluetube, Chinese Hercules


The Sleaze-A-Saurus Rates It:This Flick Is Available At:

No comments: