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Angela Mao ...
Tseng Ching Lan
Sing Chen ...
Kao Chu (as Xing Chen)
Tao-Liang Tan ...
Hsu Chin Kang
Shan Kwan ...
Mr. Tseng
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Billy Chan ...
Kao's guard
Lung Chan
Ching Po Chang
Ying-Chieh Han
Pak-Kwong Ho
Feng Huang
Hsing Chung Hung
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Kao's friend
Ka Ting Lee ...
Kao's guard
Ke Ming Lin
Han Ling
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The Tseng family is one of the most noble and respected clans in a small village in Tibet. The patriarch of the Tseng family wants to marry off his daughter Ching Lan into the Kao clan. However, the cunning and deceitful eldest brother Kao Chu only wants his younger sibling Kao I-Fan to marry Lan so he can gain access to the Tseng family's considerable wealth and power. Written by Woodyanders

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Swan song for old school kung fu movies
7 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the last Golden Harvest made Angela Mao movies. One thing that can be said about Golden Harvest is that they consistently made good quality movies, always trying new things with their movie productions. Not all of them worked, but they did succeed in modernizing Hong Kong cinema.

As for Angela Mao, after getting married, and having a child, she seems to lose interest in making movies. I can't really blame her as the year this movie was made, she had her first child.

Hong Kong movie were going through a radical transition around this time. It still takes few more years for its effects to show, but the old school kung fu action movie was getting passe. The focus were shifting to interesting characters and more comedic everyday themed movies. Sam Hui was one of the early pioneers of this field, and he became a big star of the late '70s, to early '80s Hong Kong cinema.

Old school kung fu actors couldn't make it through this transitional times except for few like Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and perhaps Lung Ti, and Chien Kuan Tai. All of them, kung fu skills were not their only talent. They had their own on screen presence.

So this movie is like a swan song for the old school Hong Kong kung fu movies, and about the same for actor Angela Mao. She probably correctly chose domestic life to be her next phase in life, and from around this point on , stops to be the leading female kung fu actor. Most of her movies made in Taiwan are of forgettable qualities.

Different types of directors, leading men, and women will be appearing in the following decade, and transforms Hong Kong cinema forever. This is kind of a transitional movie where interesting settings are explored, but the old school actors couldn't deliver.

Better look for other Hong Kong movies that are more interesting to watch.


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