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Magnificent Butcher (1979)

Lin Shi Rong (original title)
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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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Lan Hsing (as Jo Jo Chan)
Jing Tang ...
Yuet Mei (as Ching Tang)
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Lam Sai-Kwong (as Chin Chang)
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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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After Siu-Tien Yuen's death, the script was rewritten. Lee Hoi -San originally played a comic relief character and a different actor played Sammo Hung's brother before the rewrite. See more »

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

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25 July 2003 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Bravo, 20th Century Fox, for giving this movie a DVD release in North America! And not only with a gorgeous-looking print, but with the option of watching in the original Cantonese with subtitles, unlike other American distributors (coughcoughmiramaxslashdimensioncoughcough).

I hadn't heard of this particular Sammo Hung movie until tonight, when I spotted it at the video store. I took a chance, and I'm really glad to have done it! Completely entertaining, and never dull for a minute. The fights are "old school", but they are still pretty swift, and the various acrobatics and moves are absolutely amazing. Plenty of comedy as well, pretty low-brow slapstick for the most part, but won't help but bring a smile to your lips several times.

Now, as others have said before, there are some brutal and deadly serious moments, and they will seem out of place to most westerners. But from what I've seen from other Hong Kong movies, this kind of thing isn't that unusual. At the very least, such moments like this just further the ways as to how this movie will be unique to anyone raised on western filmmaking.

Don't think this is the cheap kind of martial arts movie you see on Kung Fu Theater or on public domain video labels - give it a try. You won't be disappointed.


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