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Magnificent Butcher (1979)

Lin Shi Rong (original title)
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The Kung Fu in this film is some of the best I've seen; the actors have some incredible acrobatic moves. The cinematography is first rate, excellent camera work, lighting, and sets.

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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
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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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Rated PG-13 for violent content | See all certifications »

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Ren zhe wu di  »

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Mei Sheng Fan replaced Siu-Tien Yuen. See more »

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Featured in The Best of the Martial Arts Films (1992) See more »

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Call Me Master...
25 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really have to admit that The Magnificent Butcher was one of the best martial arts films that I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. Of course it dealt with the basic good versus evil themes that are very common with martial arts films, finalized with revenge being the ultimate weapon. I really had to laugh at the beginning scene with the pigs being bargained back and forth with the outcome coming to the "dumb" student. It was so cool! The fight scene with the two masters was just awesome. I have never seen a paleography brush quite used like it was in The Magnificent Butcher. I had to skip it back a couple of times just to absorb what had transpired. The Magnificent Butcher was a must watch for martial arts fans. Beware of the Cosmic Palm!!!


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