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Magnificent Butcher (1979)
"Lin Shi Rong" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  19 December 1979 (Hong Kong)
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A plump butcher student of Wong Fei Hung, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as Five Dragons and is accused of raping the head of that school's ... See full summary »

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Tak-Hing Kwan ...
Wong Fei-Hong (Guest star)) (as Te-Hsing Kuan)
Biao Yuen ...
Leung Foon (Guest star) (as Biao Yuan)
Pai Wei ...
Chik (Guest star)
Mei Sheng Fan ...
Beggar King
Fat Chung ...
Wildcat (as Fa Chung)
Hoi Sang Lee ...
Master Ko (as Hai-Sheng Li)
Hark-On Fung ...
Ko Tai-Hoi (as Ke-An Fung)
Qiqi Chen ...
Lan Hsing (as Jo Jo Chan)
Jing Tang ...
Yuet Mei (as Ching Tang)
Kam Chiang ...
Lam Sai-Kwong (as Chin Chang)
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Killer with Fan (as Cheng-Ying Lin)
Mo Yuen ...
Pole Man (as Wu Yuan)
Kuo-Cheng Liu ...
Butcher Wan Chi-Cheung
Pak-Kwong Ho ...
Blind Man (as Po-Kuang Ho)
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A plump butcher student of Wong Fei Hung, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as Five Dragons and is accused of raping the head of that school's goddaughter and killing his son. Now Ko, the head of five dragons, wants revenge. Written by Anonymous

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March of the "pigs"...
5 November 2006 | by (Brisbane, Australia.) – See all my reviews

This a great Kung Fu film based on legendary historical figure Butcher Wing, played by Sammo Hung. The choreography is brilliant and powerful

  • the action sequences are full of energy and ferocity. The amount of


talent within this film is phenomenal. You have Sammo, Yuen Biao, Hoi San Lee, Wei Pei, and the awesome Lam Ching-Ying.

The drama in this film swiftly elevates as particular gruesome events take place within Butcher Wing's own house, thus drawing attention from a rival Kung Fu School led by Hoi San Lee's character - armed with the deadly and quite hilarious "Cosmic Palm" style.

The clash between the two schools is cataclysmic, with some of the best choreography ever recorded on film. Yuen Biao vs. Lam Ching-Ying is of particular quality. Also, the drunken beggar character adds some welcome comic relief as well as some of the funniest action sequences I have seen. This character (resembling legendary Master So Hai, and to originally be played by Simon Yuen), acts as a catalyst for the film.

This is one of the best Sammo Hung projects that is available to see. His Kung Fu seems to be at it's peak, and the choreography really is ground-breaking - at least check out the calligraphy scene!


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