Hey guys, welcome back to Amolipi channel. Around the same time that Arnold Schwarzenegger was making his first foray into cinema with the godawful Hercules in New York, so too, on the other side of the Pacific Ocean, was a young Chinese bodybuilder by the name of Yang Sze. Sze, who would later change his name to Bolo Yeung, has made himself inextricable from the martial arts action film canon with a more than 30 years on the screen. In today’s video, let’s take a look at the 10 best performances of actor Bolo Yeung in his career.
Enter The Dragon (1973)
Directed by Robert Clouse, the 1973 martial arts section film, Enter The Dragon, starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly and Bolo Yeung had earned over 400 times its budget. It is one of the most profitable films of all time as well as being the most profitable martial arts film. In the role Bolo, his buff enforcer movie is considered the story [inaudible] Bolo Yeung’s career and also his friendship with martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
Game of Death (1978)
Enter the Game of Death, originally released as Cross Hands Martial Arts and released in North America as The King of Kung Fu , is a Bruceploitation martial arts film. This film was directed by Lee Tso-nam, who helmed previous Bruceploitation films Exit the Dragon, Enter the Tiger and Fist of Fury II. Bolo Yeung also appears as a protagonist (Yang San) beaten first at 15.02 in ‘Enter the Game of Death’.
Bloodsport is a 1988 American martial arts action film directed by Newt Arnold and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Leah Ayres, Forest Whitaker, and Bolo Yeung as Chong Li. Despite mixed reviews from critics, it was a considerable box office success, crossing $50 million on a budget of $1.5–2.3 million. It developed a strong cult following, and has been cited as an influence on the development of mixed martial arts. Former U.S. President Donald Trump has also described Bloodsport as his favorite film.
Next in the list of Bolo Yeung’s best performances is Bloodfight, a 1989 martial arts film destroying Yasuaki Kurata, Simon Yam -and Bolo Yeung. In the movie, Yeung only appeared as cameo hero Chang Li but is still a movie that you should check out as a fan of him.
Double Impact (1991)
Double Impact is a 1991 American action film written and directed by Sheldon Lettich, and written, produced by and starring Jean-Claude van Damme as Chad and Alex Wagner. The film marks Van Damme’s third collaboration with director Sheldon Lettich and second collaboration with Bolo Yeung. In the movie, Yeung starred as Moon, the top henchman, another iconic bad guy [inaudible] film.
Ironheart (1992) is a martial arts film starring Bolo Yeung, created as a showcase vehicle for Britton K. Lee. And it is considered a cult classic by many Bolo Yeung fans. Although he’s barely in it, the fight he has with Britton Lee is something that looks pretty cool.
TC 2000 (1993)
Somewhere in an apocalyptic future, where the rich live underground and the poor are left to fend for themselves on the surface by forming gangs, corrupt members of an underground security force plot to destroy the surface. The 1993 action-science-fiction film TC 2000 is another movie in the list you should check out. It is directed by T. J. Scott and starring Bolo Yeung as master Sumai alongside Jalal Merhi, Billy Blanks, Bobbie Phillips, and Matthias Hues.
Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993)
In the 1993 Shootfighter: Fight to the Death, Bolo Yeung starred as Shingo. The martial arts master travels to Mexico to save two students tricked into an illegal tournament. Blood, guts, colorful fighters brandishing more weapons than a [inaudible] and Bolo Yeung cast against type as a good guy. Shootfighter has it all and more than just a tournament film with a difference.
Tiger Claws 2 (1996)
New York detectives, played by Jalal Merhi and Cynthia Rothrock, pursued an escape serial killer named Chong, played by Bolo Yeung. In [inaudible] in San Francisco, Chinatown was a story that took place in the 1996 movie Tiger Claws II. It was directed by J. Stephen Maunder and is an interesting choice for your movie night, especially if you are a Bolo Yeung’s fan.
Shootfighter 2 (1996)
Last in the list is the 1996 Shootfighter 2, the sequel of the 1993 movie with Bolo representing this role as martial arts legend Shingo. If you appreciate 90’s B movie action, you’ll find a lot to like with Shootfighter 2, from the casts to the B movie lives in the 90s and this is right with [inaudible] goodies.
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