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    The Fighting Fists of Shangai Joe (1973)

    This movie is all sorts of awesome and I'm quite surprised that more fans of the genre don't talk about it more often. This is definitely now in my top-ten favorite Spaghetti Westerns. Here's the basic plot: A Chinese immigrant, recently arrived in America, fights to free Mexican slaves from their cruel master. And kicks all sorts of ass!

    Klaus Kinski and Gordon Mitchell are top-billed, although are not in the film long, but don't let that deter you from seeing this as both of their scenes are great with Chen Lee(Shanghai Joe / Chin Hao). One thing that caught me off guard was how much gore is in the film. You got some good eyeball snatchin', fist into chestin', and some good ole' impalin'. Which probably makes this one of the top 10 goriest Spaghetti Westerns, granted it's not as gory as Cut Throats Nine, but I'm more impressed with this one than Django Kill.

    I watched this in the 44 Spaghetti Westerns set from Mill Creek. The transfer is not that good, but it's still watchable.


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    Re: The Fighting Fists of Shangai Joe (1973)

    You're right, Terry, this is an overlooked gem. I like it as well.

    Ditto on DJANGO KILL as well; it's alright, but there's much better stuff out there. It gets all kinds of hype, while FFOSJ is glossed over, for the most part.
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    Re: The Fighting Fists of Shangai Joe (1973)

    Terry, Thanks for the recommend.
    I have this one on one of my Spaghetti comps.
    "Those who are tardy do not get fruit cup."

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    Re: The Fighting Fists of Shangai Joe (1973)

    If Mill Creek released it, then it's public domain, right? If so, then the otherwise shady cultcine has a nice looking uncut copy: http://cultcinedvd.blogspot.com/2010...joe-uncut.html

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    Re: The Fighting Fists of Shangai Joe (1973)

    I've never come across Cultcine.com before. Who are they? Reliable? I clicked "about/contact" on their main page and there was no info at all!

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    I ordered from them based on what I've read on other forums--they seem to be reliable according to other forums. They are DVD-Rs though. According to DVD Compare, the only uncut decent looking real DVDs are non-anamorphic & R2. The only reason I ordered from cultcine is that I want a good looking anamorphic R1 release, and it's a public domain film.

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    Re: The Fighting Fists of Shangai Joe (1973)

    Thanks.

    Interestingly enough, on that blog page they talk about having released some factory pressed DVDs (but still bootlegs).

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    Re: The Fighting Fists of Shangai Joe (1973)

    Anyone order from cultcine.com recently? I'd like to pick up their The Fighting Fists of Shangai Joe (and a few others) but the blog hasn't been updated in 18 months and I don't see any contact info. TIA

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