CHINESE HERCULES: THE BOLO YEUNG TRAILER COMPILATION

On July 3rd, 1946, Bolo Yeung punched his way through his mother’s stomach and entered the world. He took out the doctor with a single kick, jumped through the hospital window, and drove himself to the Shaw Brothers studio in time for his first scene. At least, that’s what I’ve heard. This pair of pectoral muscles with eyeballs has been working non-stop since 1970 and quickly developed a solid history as one of the best badasses to bust on the scene. To quote Tim Roth in RESERVOIR DOGS “The Thing. Motherfucker looks just like The Thing.” But with a little more hair.

Bolo started his martial arts training when he was 10, working with a number of well known kung fu masters (later training with Bruce Lee who he developed a close friendship with). After a brief stint with the Shaw Brothers in 1970, he left in 1971 and worked for a number of different studios. The quality of those films was sometimes good like CALL TO ARMS, quirky but solid like CHINESE HERCULES, and sometimes iconic, like his brief appearance in ENTER THE DRAGON.

In 1988 Bolo had a breakout role in the Jean Claude Van Damme film BLOODSPORT. The picture was a hit and launched Bolo into a string of films that quickly developed a sizable fanbase. His name on a VHS box meant that you were at least guaranteed one good fight. Even if that meant suffering through some Billy Blanks bullshit just to get there. You knew Bolo was coming, and when he did, dudes were leaving with a limp.

In honor of one of the pound for pound toughest guys around, we have another DG trailer compilation with the hits and the hidden in Bolo’s career. Dig it!

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Jon Abrams

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Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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    ron
    March 6, 2014

    Mr. Bolo Yeung made such a HUGE impact in the film ENTER THE DRAGON that I can not be more sorry he continued to do some 200 Hong Kong films only and was limited with his English to do North American films until very late in his career. He is truly an outstanding athlete and a superhuman martial artist!

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    ron
    March 6, 2014

    Without saying any lines at all MR. BOLO YEUNG made a gigantic impact on everyone in the film ENTER THE DRAGON.

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    ron
    March 6, 2014

    Mr Bolo Yeung did not have any lines in the fantastic adventure film ENTGER THE DRAGON but he made a gigantic impact on all of us nonetheless. His physique and his martial arts skills are without comparison. I am sorry that his English limited him to doing North American films only very late in his career but I am glad that he was able to make over 200 Hong Kong films to leave us this fantastic legacy that he can be proud of.

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