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Perhaps the most iconic location seen in the film is the titular big boss's mansion[10] and gardens, which was a Buddhist temple situated on the main road called Wat Siri Samphan, built in 1963.[7] Like the ice factory, it is still in Pak Chong today and remains largely unchanged, much to the delight of the dedicated fans who have made the pilgrimage to Thailand to view the filming locations.[11]




The Big Boss (1971)



The final scene filmed in Pak Chong was the climactic fight between Bruce and the boss (played by Han Ying Chieh, who also served as the fight choreographer), which proved to be problematic: Bruce endured "two days of hell" when he sprained his ankle from a high jump on a slipped mattress, and had to be driven to Bangkok to see a doctor, where he caught a virus in the hot and stuffy conditions. Close-ups were used to finish the fight, as Bruce struggled and had to drag his leg, which was covered up with, and contributed to, his character's worn out, exhausted appearance.[4][5][8]


The Big Boss film crew returned to Hong Kong on 3 September, where there would be a further day of filming for insert shots including close-ups of Bruce avoiding the dogs and the "leg-grappling" scene during the fight with the boss (these were filmed at the Royal Hong Kong Golf Club).[7] The final scene filmed was the now deleted "pushcart attack" in the alleyway, at Wader Studio in Hong Kong, as Golden Harvest had not as yet moved into their famous studios on Hammer Hill Road.[7]


Other missing scenes briefly visible in the same trailer show Hsu Chien re-enacting a fight for his co-workers in the family home; Cheng walking towards the Drinkstand Girl's (Nora Miao) roadside refreshment stall (the camera zooms in to show her smiling at him); a different head visible in the block of ice when Cheng is investigating the ice house; blood pouring from Hsu Chien's head after being stabbed by the boss's son. It is not known if these four scenes were in any print of the film.


After two workers are missing after having been called to the boss of the plant, Hsu Chien becomes suspicious of the dealings in the factory, but as he starts investigating further he also disappears. Also suspecting foul play, Cheng tries to find his cousin and finds himself breaking the promise he gave to his mother when he defends the other workers in a fight against a number of gangs members. While his commitment earns him the respect of his colleagues and the position of foreman in the factory, he still wants to know what has happened to his cousin and he is conflicted whether or not he should pursue and probably get himself into trouble or be content with the position offered to him.


The international (English) title of this film was "The Big Boss". In the United States the English dubbed version was originally to be released under the title "The Chinese Connection", a play on the title of the highly popular film The French Connection (1971). For some reason the title was changed to "Fists of Fury". As a result, to avoid confusion with Bruce Lee's following film Fist of Fury (1972) (known elsewhere in the world as "Fist of Fury"), the latter film's title for its U.S. release became first "The Iron Hand" and then "The Chinese Connection".


Scenes cut from the film: . Longer fight between Cheng Chao-An/Hsiu Chien against the gambling den bouncers, in which the bouncers try to run the two over with a burning cart. . A scene of dialog with Hsiu bragging about the aforementioned fight to the other cousins and their uncle once they've returned home. . A scene of dialog with Chiao Mei, Cheng and their uncle before going back to the ferry dock. . A scene of dialog between Cheng and the drink stand girl (Nora Miao) after Bruce sees his uncle off at the ferry docks. . Longer and more graphic scene of the first two cousins' deaths via large circular saws. . Longer fight between Hsiu and Hsiao Chiun featuring a shot of Hsiu with blood literally squirting out of his head due to a knife attack. A cut from the banquet scene where Cheng gets drunk. While his vision blurs, he hallucinates and sees Sun Wuman topless, and it quickly changes to an image of Chiao Mei. . More bodies shown in the ice blocks when Cheng is investigating at the ice factory. . The infamous "saw in the head" scene in which Cheng slams a handsaw into a villain's head . Slightly extended scene with Cheng finding his cousins murdered. . An entirely deleted sequence of Cheng returning to the brothel prior to the final fight. He picks a prostitute in a red sweater (who is actually visible in the background the previous time Cheng visits the brothel), and they go to her room. They both completely strip down, and they proceed to make love in bed. Cheng subsequently takes out all his remaining money, and lays it down on the prostitute's stomach while she's sleeping. He also then sees a bag of prawn crackers and decides to take them as a "last meal". This explains why he has the crackers when he shows up at the boss' mansion. . A second "blood tasting" shot, in which Cheng tastes the blood from his stomach when he's been cut with a knife by The Boss.


Bruce Lee may be the most narcissistic movie star of all-time, but you can't help but be entranced by him, he's just as magnetic as he thinks he is.Immigrant workers in a foreign country, exploited by a rapacious capitalist as drug dealer. Takes forever for Bruce to realize that maybe his boss is lying to him. But once he does, everyone dies.


Cheng Chao-an (Bruce Lee), a Chinese young man works in an ice factory in Bangkok. The factory owner, Hsa Mi, is known as a prominent figure in overseas Chinese society. But, in secret, he is an underground boss operating a huge chain of vice dens.


After Bruce Lee's death in 1973, Lo Wei's "Big Brother Tangshan" (1971) starring Bruce Lee, caused a sensation both in Hong Kong and overseas. The box office in Hong Kong exceeded 3 million and became the box office champion of the year.Cheng Chao-on, a Chinese young man works in an ice factory in Bangkok. The factory owner, Hsa Mi, is known as a prominent figure in the overseas Chinese society. But, in secret, he is a underground boss operating a huge chain of vice dens. One day several workers run into their boss's secret deeds and are never seen again. Cheng sets out to investigate. Hsa's evil deeds eventually come to light. Cheng finds drug parcels and even dead bodies of the missing workers stuffed inside the ice blocks. In a fit of anger, Cheng cracks down on the set-up, killing many racketeers. But his girlfriend is later found to have been abducted. And a deadly clash ensues of Hsa's quiet villa.Format: DVDDuration:100 (minutes)Audio: Cantonese, MandarinSubtitles: Chinese (Traditional/ Simplified) / EnglishPublish year: 2016Size: 13.6 x 19.1cm(H)Weight: est. 107g


Modern action films have their roots in that most macho of genres, the Western. Classic Westerns featured morally righteous heroes defeating evil men and action sequences like shootouts, showdowns, stunts on horses, and old-fashioned fist fights. The next evolutionary step in the action genre was the rise of the maverick cop film, with movies like Bullitt (1968) and The French Connection (1971) emerging in the late '60s and early '70s. The maverick cop genre was essentially an update of the Western in which the action was moved from the Old West to contemporary urban areas, and horse stunts were replaced with car chases, but the gritty violence and the theme of good and evil remained intact. A third major step happened in the early 1970s with the rise of martial art films like Enter the Dragon (1973) and The Big Boss (1971). These films focused more on hand-to-hand combat than on gun battles or chase scenes. 041b061a72


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