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Fo zhang luo han quan (1980)

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Aspiring barber and experienced kung-fu fighter Shang learns that his childhood friend, Siu Ming, has been framed for murder by an unknown villain. When Shang begins looking into the crime,... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Shun-Yee Yuen ...
Shang (as Yuen Shun I)
Siu Ming Tsui ...
Si-Ming
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lung Chan ...
Yu
Siu-Pang Chan
Hsi Chang
Mei Sheng Fan ...
Fat Master (as Fan Mui Shung)
Pak-Kwong Ho
Tin Shing Hoh
Ti Hsieh
Hoi Sang Lee ...
Chen (as Lee Hoi Sung)
Shu-chan Ou
Kwai Shan ...
Mu-Chao Mu
Chin-Lai Sung ...
Fortune Teller (as Sai Aan Dai)
Jing Tang
David Wu ...
Police Captain
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Aspiring barber and experienced kung-fu fighter Shang learns that his childhood friend, Siu Ming, has been framed for murder by an unknown villain. When Shang begins looking into the crime, he soon finds himself the target of an assassination attempt. Who is behind all these crimes, and can Shang stop them? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A Lost Gem...The Best Kung Fu i have ever seen
14 May 2000 | by (st. louis MO) – See all my reviews

I don't think I have seen a better Choreographed Kung Fu movie. It is also probably the most action packed Kung fu film i have seen in recent years. This is definitely a lost gem and hopefully will get its rightful place in Hong Kong moviedom as a classic. I dont how this film has been overlooked for some many years.

I dont know where to begin about this movie. It just attests to the genius of Director Yuen Ping and is more amazing to look at than the high tech, big budget razzle because there are no CGI enhanced fight scenes here..it's the real thing. Not only are they creative choreographed as only Yuen Ping can do, but they some of the most physically intense and acrobatic fight scenes I have ever seen on celluloid and trust me I have seen hundreds of fight scenes. Once the film builds momemntum it doesn't slow down. It has a threadbare plot,but it does have one and even a bit of a mystery thrown in.

This is to Kung Fu movies what Hardboiled is to action movies, it is action packed and the fight scenes are numerous and consistetnly inventive. I was just amazed at the number of fight scenes and how the next one outdid the last,continuing its feverish pitch to a breathlessly paced helter skelter, knock down drag out, down and dirty festival of fisticuffs with the two leads strutting their stuff combining the excellent choreography of the director and the physical dexterity and pugilistic skills of the two leads. You will be exhausted after the movie is over.

If you though Jackie Chan movies were good wait until you seen this one.

Simply said the BEST KUNG FU MOVIE BAR NONE

Interestingly enough it has been released by 2 companies at the same time the Xenon group for $9.99 and Tai Seng (priced for rental as of April 2000. The Tai Seng print will be twice the price, but of much better quality I am sure.

Whatever version you buy or rent just make sure you see it. This is must see viewing for martial arts movie fans.

It is a truly a lost classic.


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