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Born Invincible (1978)
"Tai ji yuan gong" (original title)

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Two warlord chiefs, a ton-fa wielder who can destroy an opponents weapon and a Tai Chi expert that is impervious to weapons, send a pair of killers to track down and kill an old master ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Mei-yi Chang
Chiu Chen
Pei Ling Chen
Shao Hua Chu
Alan Chui Chung San
Kuan-hsien Huang
Hua-liang Hung
Lieh Lo
Jack Long
Mark Long
Fei Lung
Jen-ping Su
Chung Shan Wan
Carter Wong
Kuo-Ren Wu
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Two warlord chiefs, a ton-fa wielder who can destroy an opponents weapon and a Tai Chi expert that is impervious to weapons, send a pair of killers to track down and kill an old master swordsman who has given up fighting. When the killers assassination attempt is foiled by a group of kung fu students from a nearby school, the chiefs themselves come to the school to deal with the master swordsman and anyone else who gets in their way. When the schools head master dies defending the swordsman and his daughter, the schools 3 most senior students vow to avenge the deaths and begins a quest to annihilate the warlord chiefs. One by one, they end up facing a man so skilled in tai chi kung fu that it seems as if he were 'Born Invincible'. Written by M. Astaphan

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One of the best kung fu movies I have seen

Joseph Kuo has made a brilliant movie because the antagonist, the Chi Kung super villain, is such a good caracter. Carter Wong looks a bit like the icelandic world strongest man champion, Magnus ver Magnusson, but thats the only similarity. He is a killing machine, and there is nothing to be done to stop him. And that will be his demise. He is too evil for this world, and being a Chi Kung master, he should have evolved beyond blood lust. When Wong is asked by his female master to spare Lo Leihs life, Joseph Kuo shows signs of genius. The arch villain has a human side, but is is as repressed as that of Patrick Bateman in American Psycho.

But more than just a super villain, Born Invinsible has a great cast of protagonists. The confidence and skill of Jack Long makes the deadly fights even more dramatic. And can there be a sexier woman than Lo Leih telling Carter Wong to go to hell?


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