Warriors Two or Prodigal Son. While those two movies are true 5-star classics, Iron Fisted Monk just seems to come up a bit short, both in the action and the execution. While the fight scenes have typically good Sammo choregraphy, they just aren't QUITE up to his usual standards (in my opinion). However, the story is quite good, and make no mistake, the fight scenes are still very satisfying.
As with any Sammo movie, be prepared for comedy to be mixed into the otherwise serious storyline (oftentimes very lame or inappropriate humor, by Western standards). This Fox DVD has a fantastically restored picture and sound (I always recommend watching with the Chinese audio track and English subtitles), and although there are no extras on the DVD to speak of, the price is a real bargain.
One more important point to make is that this is NOT an uncut version of Iron Fisted Monk. The brutal rape scene in this movie is MUCH MORE extended and graphic on the Hong Kong issued versions of the DVD (so much so it is pretty uncomfortable to watch). Fox obviously used a cut print for this DVD. This really shouldn't matter to anyone, as the cut parts (about 20 seconds worth) add nothing to the story, but I am telling you so that you know.
Iron Fisted Monk is a great movie for anyone who enjoys kung fu films, or even those who fondly remember watching 'Kung Fu Theater' on TV in the early '80s. I recommend Warriors Two or Prodigal Son first (both available from Fox), but if you enjoyed those, check out Iron Fisted Monk!