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Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin (1978)

She he ba bu (original title)
Jackie Chan stars as the young warrior Hsu Yiu Fong. Hsu has been entrusted with the book of the "Art of the Snake and Crane," after the mysterious disappearance of the eight Shaolin ... See full summary »

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Hsu Yin-Fung (as Jacky Chan)
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Tang Pin-Er
Jeong-Nam Kim ...
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Yung-kuo Li ...
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Ya Ying Liu ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hsin Yi Chen
Kang Chin
Chun Cho
Han Chang Hu
Kuan-Hsien Huang
Sang-ho Ju
Ki Bum Kim
Wang Kuk Kim
Min-Lang Li
Wen Tai Li
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Jackie Chan stars as the young warrior Hsu Yiu Fong. Hsu has been entrusted with the book of the "Art of the Snake and Crane," after the mysterious disappearance of the eight Shaolin Masters who had written it. He must fight off numerous clans who are all attempting to steal the book from him, to find out the true reason for the disappearance of the Shaolin Masters. Written by Torkel Mathisen <u940213@studbo.hit.no>

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Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin  »

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The music used in the film's opening sequence is Ice Floe 9 by Pierre Arvay, from the De Wolfe Music library. The same piece was also used for the opening credits of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) three years earlier. See more »

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"Your technique; it's very strange."
27 March 2001 | by (Dorset, England) – See all my reviews

The very best old school kung fu movie, period.

Never a dull moment in this film with the action happening right from the beginning. The fight sequences are probably the best I have ever seen - and I've seen a fair few! Chan is completely convincing as a kung-fu master, he is incredible.

Take the opening sequence alone for example - Jackie showing of his skills with various weapons - absolutely amazing, it surely must have taken ages to produce, and more than a dozen band-aids.

As for the rest of the film, see it for yourself, the characters may be strange, the dubbing hilarious (adds to the charm) but if you like a good kung fu flick with action on overload, starring the greatest (in my opinion) martial artist movie-star of all time, then this simply must not be missed.


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