Martial arts stars are at their best in this old school classic film, “The Hot the Cool and the Vicious” (1976). Starring Wong Tao (aka Don Wong), Tan Tao Liang, and Tommy Lee, this movie is packed with action filled fight scenes that would make you say Dang! “I wish I could do that”.
The plot is about and Agent, Bai Yu-Ching (Wong Tao) who arrives in a small village to find evidence of a counterfeiting scheme that’s being planned.
The plan is orchestrated by Tommy lee’s character Mr Lung. Tan Tao Liang (Lu Tun Chun) is Captain of the security force in the village. He and Bai Yu-Ching join forces to stop Mr.Lung and his diabolical plan.
There nothing in this film that you can’t love. The choreography in this movie done by Tommy Lee is top notch.
The intro to the movie is hot, each fight scene displays the main characters fight style. Bia Yu-Ching uses the Southern Fist style, Lu Tun Chun uses the Northern Leg while Mr Lung (Gold Head Gorilla) uses the Mantis style and Dragon kick.
I remember seeing this movie back in the early 80s and the energy it provoked in me back then when I watched it does the same thing today. The martial art stars and their movies of today are rare and few compared to what I grew up on. Which makes “The Hot The Cool and The Vicious” one of my top 10 kung fu movies.