Contrary to popular belief and even in contrast to Jackie Chan and manyother sources, "Cub Tiger From Kwang Tung" (aka Little Tiger of Canton)was finished and even had a small release (probably around 1973 or1974, I currently cannot find exact details) though it was filmed a fewyears earlier in 1971, done a little before his stunt work in "Fist ofFury". Chan was given an opportunity to star in this movie by his"biggest sister" from his Peking Opera youth whom was now an assistantto a film producer. In Chan's autobiography "I Am Jackie Chan" he hasnothing good to say about this experience stating "One night, thedirector and producer quietly disappeared, taking with them any hopethat the movie would be finished." It is not his first film either, hehad done several movies as a child actor in the 60s with "Big andLittle Wong Tin-Bar" (1962) being his first appearance in a movie. Helooks quite young though and slight of build compared to his laterappearances.<br><br>Jackie Chan (he uses the screen name Chan Yuen Lung using Sammo Hung'sold opera name) portrays Hsiao Hu, an adopted precocious martial artyouth who has been brought up by a semi-sadistic foster dad (Tien Feng:Fist of Fury, Young Master) and enjoys sparring with his foster sisterHsiao Lam (Shu Pei-Pei) when he is not working for his Uncle Chiang atChiang Kee Noodles. Hsiao Hu does not know that his real Dad diedabsorbing Lu Chi's aka 3rd Brother (Kwan Chung) "Leg of Doom" (the movesounds good, does not look that impressive though should be named "Legof Partial Hurt") so Tien Feng could get away and raise his Hsiao Hu.<br><br>Meanwhile, back at the noodle shop, a group of ruffians order aplethora of food, yet refuse to pay. Hu's superior Kung Fu is shown ashe destroys them in fighting. Lu Chi just happens to be their boss andthis angers him immensely when he finds out. Hu's foster dad isperturbed by his fighting and tortures him with excess work. At firstit is just moving extra pails of water, but after another incident(even though he saved his sister) he is forced to put his hands intobroken glass (great dad). Later, he forces Hu to "really" fight hisfoster sister (later in the film though he states that they were madefor each other). Of course, Hu's foster dad is only trying to preventhim from using his Kung Fu so he won't be found out by the vengeful LuChi (though I do not think this point is ever explicitly said). As inany martial art movie I can only recommend this for Jackie Chan ormartial art movie fanatics for completeness. The editing is quite badand the story is a bit hard to follow leaving lots of floating plotpoints. The lifted score (I am pretty sure this is not an originalpiece) is quite annoying as it is repetitively used. The martial artaction is decent though, Jackie Chan looks quite better than everyoneelse and so the pacing is sometimes off in the fights. The finale worksas well as it should though the highpoint of the film is thedemonstration of skills during the beginning credits where Chan gets toshow off his technique and acrobatic skills (the 70's Jackie films showChan do more of his Peking Opera background than later films as well asthis film shows him pre-eye surgery).<br><br>The film quality of the Rarescope R1 edition is quite poor with acropped picture (shown 2:35:1, but a lot of image is missing), burnt-insubtitles that are occasionally replaced by "other" subtitles when thecropping interferes (and that replacement also has typos and grammarmistakes) and copious amounts of damage. Also, the back coverdescription has many mistakes with its summation of the plot. Thefunniest is the combo of "his father has forbidden him ... fromlearning the martial arts" and "... killed his father many yearsbefore." Still it is nice to have available in a non-"Master withCracked Fingers" version shown close to what it originally was.<br><br>The extras are a hodge-podge of trailers, still gallery and a 6-plusminute questionnaire and answer with Jackie Chan. The still gallery isnot too bad with what looks like lobby cards and stills from the movie.The Q and A with Jackie Chan is a shaky camcorder print of Jackie beingquestioned after a showing of "Rumble in the Bronx" (quick talk aboutthe longer HK cut). So this was probably originally filmed around 1997in the UK (the year it came out in UK) with other clues such as theaccents and he talks quickly about future projects: Police Story 5(probably talking about New Police Story though that would not come outuntil 2004), a western story (obviously talking about the future"Shanghai Noon" (2000)), a South African story ("Who Am I" (1998)) andabout finishing A Nice Guy (later known as "Mr. Nice Guy"; thoughfilming was done in 1997). Not much is learned from this extra otherthan a quick mention of the "fireman story" that never came about andaudiences that are annoying are ubiquitous. Jackie is asked to performsome moves (which he absolutely hates to be asked to do) and he feignsa previous knee injury though later he can be seen bouncing aroundwithout any problems.