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Documentary on super-kicker Hwang Jang Lee coming in December

I was on a kung fu film forum earlier and read about a documentary coming out about cult martial arts cinema actor Hwang Jang Lee. Apparently, the filmmakers are currently editing the project, which is expected to be released on December 15, 2012. The project, titled The Good Bad Boy, tells the story of Hwang Jang Lee, and is being produced by Lee, Fabien Latouille and Sandrine Latouille.

Known as the ultimate boot master, because of his powerful and deadly kicks both on and off screen, Hwang Jang Lee has a reputation as the Lord of the Superkickers. He was born in Japan, but his family moved back to their native Korea when Hwang was young, where he began studying the national martial art of Tae Kwon Do. After mastering Tae Kwon Do, and training the Korean Army, Hwang began getting bit roles in film until, in 1976, Ng See-Yuen, the founder of Seasonal Films, hired Hwang to play the villain Silver Fox in The Secret Rivals, where he goes toe to toe with Chinese super-kicker John Liu. Hwang went on to establish himself as the best on screen kicker anyone has seen. He even famously played the villain in the two films that boosted Jackie Chan’s career – Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow and Drunken Master.

Below is a rough trailer for The Good Bad Boy, along with a list of Hwang Jang Lee’s major film credits.

  • Boss (1996)
  • Emperor of the Underworld (1994)
  • Street Soldiers (1991)
  • Tie dan xiong feng (1989)
  • Sai nga tiu daai tiu saai (1989)
  • Hua xin ye mei gui (1988)
  • No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)
  • Fighting Madam (1987)
  • Dynamite Fighters (1987)
  • Liu mang ying xiong (1986)
  • Mao shan xiao tang (1986)
  • Foo gwai lit che (1986)
  • Future Hunters (1986)
  • Pi li da la ba (1986)
  • Ninja Terminator (1985)
  • The Fourth Largest Shaolin Temple (1984)
  • Kwandong Viper (1983)
  • Fists of Lightning (1983)
  • Five Pattern Dragon Claws (1983)
  • Soh Hwa-ja of Guangdong Hall (1983)
  • Man tian shen fo (1983)
  • Champ Against Champ (1983)
  • The Angry Young Man (1983)
  • Bruce, King of Kung Fu (1982)
  • Secret Ninja (1982)
  • Sahyeongsaje (1982)
  • The 36 Deadly Styles (1982)
  • Guang Dong liang zai yu (1982)
  • Ninja Strikes Back (1982)
  • Long zhi ren zhe (1982)
  • The Trouble-solving Broker (1982)
  • Chunyong-ran (1982)
  • Huet seung (1982)
  • Eagle Claw vs. Butterfly Palm (1982)
  • Half Piece of Map (1981)
  • The Phantom Thief (1981)
  • Hitman in the Hand of Buddha (1981)
  • Game of Death II (1981)
  • Shaolin Fighters vs. Ninja (1981)
  • Young Hero (1981)
  • Sangwoong (1980)
  • Eagle Silver Fox (1980)
  • Fo Zhang huang di (1980)
  • She mao he hun xing quan (1980)
  • Challenge of the Tiger (1980)
  • Jung-ri’s School of Yong-hyung-ma (1980)
  • Shuang la (1980)
  • Xun bu fang (1980)
  • Bai cu shi fu kou cu tou (1979)
  • Long hu men (1979)
  • Fearless Master Fighter (1979)
  • Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979)
  • Demon Strike (1979)
  • Dragon’s Claws (1979)
  • Drunken Master (1978)
  • Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)
  • Deadly Kung Fu Factor (1978)
  • Snuff Bottle Connection (1977)
  • The Invincible Armour (1977)
  • Secret Rivals 2 (1977)
  • Heroes of the Wild (1977)
  • The Instant Kung Fu Man (1977)
  • Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story (1977)
  • Shao Lin mu ren xiang (1976)
  • The Secret Rivals: Enter the Silver Fox (1976)
  • Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave (1976)
  • A Viper (1975)
  • Korean Connection (1974)

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