Lo Lieh in a still from King Boxer (1972).

Hong Kong martial arts cinema: why King Boxer (1972), aka Five Fingers of Death, remains a fan favourite

  • Released in March 1973 in the US, a few months before Bruce Lee’s Fist of Fury kick-started the martial arts wave there, King Boxer was a huge success
  • The film also inspired Marvel’s comic book series Iron Fist, which first appeared in 1974, and later became a Netflix series
Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Lo Lieh in a still from King Boxer (1972).
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