What do you get when you mix a blaxploitation kung-fu movie and an Asian horror movie? You get Gang Wars, a weird combination of bad fight choreography, drug dealers and a monster movie all rolled up in to one.
In 1974, Jim Kelly starred in the classic blaxploitation martial arts flick Black Belt Jones. Four years later, he returned to star in The Tattoo Connection (aka Black Belt Jones 2), which even though it goes by the Black Belt Jones moniker, it has absolutely nothing to do with the first film. In fact, in this one Kelly plays a character named Lucas, and he’s a former CIA agent who’s been hired by an insurance company to recover the North Pole Star Diamond, which was stolen upon it’s arrival in Hong Kong.
Inspector Chan Bun (Ching Wan Lau) was a great detective. Unfortunately, he loses his job when he cuts off his ear and gives it to his boss as a retirement present. Inspector Ho (Andy On) is investigating a case on Inspector Wong (Kwok-Lun Lee) who disappeared while chasing a thief into the woods. Several weeks after his disappearance an outbreak of armed robberies and murders are committed with Inspector Wong’s gun. When inspector Ho can not come up with any leads he asks Bun to help him solve this case. After witnessing Bun’s unique style of investigating, inspector Ho realizes that his mentor is truly mad.