Blu-ray release: ‘The Iron-Fisted Monk’

By   |  Oct 16, 2023

Arrow Video are bringing the 1977 Hong Kong martial arts movie ‘The Iron-Fisted Monk’ (三德和尚與舂米六) to UK Blu-ray on October 24, 2023.

Directed by , the film revolves around a lowly restaurant worker who aims to take revenge on the Manchurian thugs who killed his boss. The cast includes , , , , and .

Synopsis: Rice Miller Luk (Hung) is just a simple man trying to live a quiet life, until one day the Manchu Bannermen bully their way through town, killing his uncle in the process. When a nearby Shaolin monk, San De (Chen Sing, The Shaolin Plot), easily defeats them and sees the fallen Luk, he offers him a chance to learn martial arts at the Shaolin Temple. However, Luk’s impatience with his training sees him return to his town to witness an even more ruthless organization of Manchus, led by a depraved official (Fung Hak-An, Warriors Two) who has a nasty and violent habit of taking whatever (and whoever) he wants. Will Luk’s incomplete Shaolin teachings, combined with the skill set of San De, be enough to put an end to the Manchu stronghold plaguing their people?

• 2K restoration from original film elements by Fortune Star
• HD (1080p) presentation of the original uncensored version
• Original lossless Cantonese and Mandarin mono audio
• Original export dub mono audio (first time ever in the US)
• Newer 5.1 English dub created for international DVD presentations
• Optional English subtitles
• Audio commentary by Frank Djeng
• Two archival interviews with Sammo Hung
• Archival interview with Casanova Wong
• Original theatrical trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and new artwork by Gary Mills
• Double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and new artwork by Gary Mills
• Illustrated collector’s booklet

‘The Iron-Fisted Monk’ is available to pre-order now from

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