Countdown to Kung Fu

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Countdown to Kung Fu (1976, HK) is a Martial Arts film directed by John Woo.


Main Details

  • Released in 1976
  • Color
  • Production Co: Golden Harvest Company
  • Directed by John Woo (as Wu Yu Sheng)
  • Written by John Woo
  • Starring: Tao-liang Tan, James Tien, Paul Chang, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo

Also Known As

  • Countdown in Kung Fu
  • Hand of Death
  • Shaolin Men
  • Shao Lin men (China)
  • Strike of Death


The movie not only boasts actual nudity, but also a cameo by John Woo himself. And Sammo Hung is wearing fake teeth!

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