The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
The guy on the right is Vlad Rimburg and, right now, he (in my opinion) might be the best fight choreographer in the world. If you check out his YouTube channel, you will find some absolute magic.
For me, what makes him extra special is that he’s a chunky dude. He’s not your normal svelte type. He rarely actually films himself in front of the camera but, when he does, he moves with speed and power. He’s a fantastic on screen fighter and, dare I say, a true influence to me.
i know Sammo Hung did the whole “husky choreographer” thing first, but it’s nice to see someone else rock the bigger guy look and produce such amazing work.
Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)