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The Lizard (1972)
"Bi hu" (original title)

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Credited cast:
Connie Chan
Kwok Kuen Chan
Tien Lung Chen
Kang-Yeh Cheng
Shao Lun Chiang
Hua Chung
Ging Man Fung
Hark-On Fung
Pak-Kwong Ho
Chia Chi Hu
Ricky Hui
Wen Chung Ku
Chiu Lee
Lieh Lo
Jen-Ching Mi
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The following content was provided by the publisher: In Shanghai, police are baffled by a cunning thief known as "The Lizard", a modern day Robin Hood who steals from the corrupt upper class and gives to the poor. When a corrupt police chief discovers that his adversary is also a brilliant martial arts expert able to climb walls just like his namesake, the chase is on! Packed with combat mayhem, witty double crosses, and a dazzling Shaw Brothers cast including Lo Lieh ("36th Chamber Of Shaolin"), Yueh Hua ("Come Drink With Me") and teen favorite Connie Chen Pao-chu, this fast-paced fan favorite from the director of "The Magic Blade" offers nonstop excitement! Featuring the Chinese version with English subtitles and rare English-dubbed version. Written by James

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Typical Shaw Brothers but with milestones worth mentioning
27 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It starts with the lizard on a night burglary at the home of a naked white chick with way too much mascara for even the 1960's let alone 1972. I have searched and cannot find her name. It's been over 40 years so I certainly don't care to see what she looks like today either. This movie is a marker in history. First there is Connie Chan Po-Chu, 254 movies, the movie princess of Hong Kong in the 1960's, and this is her last movie. During the 1960's she made scores of martial arts movies, many with the great Sek Kin. I have a few dozen on DVD, some on old VCDs, but alas – no English subtitles. I will continue to buy all I can find because they are becoming extinct. I trust to future technology to translate so I can understand the dialog. Right now Google translate only gets a few words here and there. I dream of the day I can watch all her movies with proper subtitles. Next there is the great Lo Lieh. He is on training wheels here for his role as the villain. Up until now he has been a hero, and what a hero! "King Boxer", enough said. He will play an even more memorable villain in his films to come. Next there is Yuen Woo-Ping as action director. This movie has a lot of comedy in it but the comedy is strictly standard, i.e. double takes, kicks to the butt, and such. Yuen Woo-Ping will move on to places no man has gone before in action comedy.


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