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Challenge of the Masters (1976)

Liu A-Cai yu Huang Fei-Hong (original title)
Teenager Wong Fei-hung is sent to train in the art of hung gar kung fu from his father's teacher, Luk Ah-choy. With training complete, Wong must fight an assassin and regain the honor of his school.

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Kuan Tai Chen ...
Lu Ah Tsai
Yue Wong ...
Lin Tu-chiang
Lily Li ...
Ho Hsiu-lien
Chia-Liang Liu ...
Chen Erh-fu
Yang Chiang ...
Chung Tien Shih ...
Peng Yun-kang
Chia Yung Liu ...
Yuen Ching
Tao Chiang ...
Kuo Jen-liang
Kang-Yeh Cheng ...
Tseng Hsing
Hark-On Fung ...
Yang Chung (as Ko-An Fung)
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Billy Chan
Lung Chan
Ming-Wai Chan ...
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Ti-Ko Chen
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Slow moving kung fu flick that focuses more on plot than martial arts what a novelty! Basic story of the village kung fu chump who leaves his village and does the horse stance for two years under the supervision of a grand master. Having conditioned his legs and fought endlessly with a wooden coat rack, our hero is ready to return to his village and take on the bad guys. Written by <bjones@ideaguys.com>

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Street fighters duel in a blast of death!

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The legacy of Grandmaster Lia Chiu-Liang starts here
7 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lia Chiu Liang (Lau Kar-Leung) was the most important person in the history of martial arts movies. I call him the Grandmaster. No better man can tell any story about Wong Fei-Hung as Liu Chia-Liang learned martial arts from his father, a student of Lam Sai-Wing, who was a student of Wong Fei-Hung himself. Lia Chiu-Liang honed his skills as stunt man and then action choreographer beginning in 1953 with the Wong Fei-Hung series of movies starring Kwan Tak-Hing. His personal golden age of directing martial arts movies began in 1975 with "The Spiritual Boxer." His other movies "Challenge of the Masters", "Executioners from Shaolin", "Heroes of the East", "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin", Mad Monkey Kung Fu", "Dirty Ho", "My Young Auntie", and "Legendary Weapons of China" are among the top ten martial arts movies of all time. I am often asked "What was the best martial arts movie ever?" and my subjective answer has been "Legendary Weapons of China". I am also often asked "What was the best fight scene ever?" Like the other question this is really impossible to answer. It is totally subjective and how does one even define the qualities that make the best fight scene ever? Yet, I can tell you this with no doubt, on May 7, 1976 (the release date of "Challenge of the Masters") the best fight scene ever filmed as of that day was the fight scene in that movie with Lia Chiu-Liang against his brother Lau Kar-Wing. The runner –up would be his fight against Gordon Liu in the same movie.


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