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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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Hoi Sang Lee ...
Master Ko
Biao Yuen ...
Mei Sheng Fan ...
Beggar King
Pai Wei ...
Chik
Qiqi Chen ...
Lan Hsing
Tak-Hing Kwan ...
Hark-On Fung ...
Ko Tai-Hoi
Fat Chung ...
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Killer with Fan
Kam Chiang ...
Lam Sai-Kwong
Mo Yuen ...
Pole Man
Choh Lam Tsang ...
Night Watchman
Ging Man Fung ...
Chess Player
Gwa-Pau Sai ...
Nga-Chat So
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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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19 December 1979 (Hong Kong)  »

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

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More Kung-Fu than movie...this is a good thing.
6 July 2003 | by (Southern California, USA) – See all my reviews

Magnificent Butcher is one of those classic Kung Fu movies - the ones with all the camera zooms and overly emphasized hitting sounds like sound like twigs breaking. Sammo Hung is Butcher Wing, a somewhat clumsy and confused butcher...who also happens to know Kung Fu. Through plot machinations worthy of a daytime soap opera, it is Butcher Wing who must defend his dojo and the baseless accusations against him.

There's far more Kung Fu in this movie than actual movie. This is a good thing. The fights are amazingly choreographed and never "cheat" like so many movies of its kind do today. In other words, instead of seeing flashes of action which are cut together to make a fight scene, the entire scene is played out in a master shot where you can watch these athletes in action.


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