Bamboo Gods and Iron Men

Film, Action and adventure
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Uninspiring if innocuous offshoot of the kung-fu genre, made in the Philippines. The story revolves around some hokum about a false-bottomed Buddha in which is concealed the secret of the centuries - how to dominate the world. Supposedly novel twists are wrung on the situation by making the tourist couple who are drawn into the bizarre situation rich, young and black (genial performances, incidentally, from Iglehart and Washington). The humour is misjudged, and if the Philippine locations bring a little freshness to the film, it remains one of those efforts an audience watches in disbelief.

By: VG

Release details

Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Cesar Gallardo
Screenwriter: Ken Metcalfe, Joseph Zucchero
Cast: James Iglehart
Shirley Washington
Chiquito
Marissa Delgado
Ken Metcalfe
Eddie Garcia