Slaughter in San Francisco
"This movie could have, should have been a lot better than it was."
Slaughter in San Francisco (1974)
AKA: Yellow-Faced Tiger, Yellow-Faced Tiger, Karate Cop, Chuck Norris vs. the Karate Cop
Director: Lo Wei (aka William Lowe)
Producer: Leonard Ho
Cast: Don Wong, Chuck Norris, Sylvia Channing, Robert Jones, Dan Ivan.
Running Time: 87 min.
Plot: A former cop in the San Francisco Bay Area goes after the goons who murdered his ex-partner.
ALVIN GEORGE'S REVIEW: Um, I wonder how this stupid movie would've turned out if the legendary Quinn Martin had produced it. After all, the dude was executive producer of "The Streets of San Francisco." Yes, Chuck Norris is dubbed here, but I understand now that HK movies of the 1970s tended to NOT use sync sound. Being a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, I believe this movie is interesting from a historical perspective. On its own terms, however, don't expect to have too good a time.
ALVIN GEORGE'S RATING: 2/10
GOLDENFIST'S REVIEW: This movie could have, should have been a lot better than it was. This was your typical '70s modern day kung fu movie. When I saw it, I figured, sure, it was crappy, but some people tend to take certain movies way TOO seriously! The thing that really disappointed me the most was Dan Ivan (the crooked cop), who is a real life master in karate, judo and aikido, was given the sloppiest and weakest fighting role! He should have showcased his skills! I think that this is the ONLY movie, that I've ever seen Wang Tao kick (he uses southern styles [mostly hands] in the rest of his films). All I can say that if you want to see a pre-Cannon Chuck Norris film, check this out. I only hope that Media Asia will release this film along with others on DVD in Widescreen, with subtitles.
GOLDENFIST'S RATING: 3/10