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House of Traps (1982)

Chong xiao lou (original title)

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Credited cast:
Feng Lu ...
Hua Chong - the Butterfly
Li Wang ...
Deng Che
Tien Hsiang Lung ...
Shen Zhong Yuan
Chien Sun ...
Yan Chun Min
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Bai Yu Tang - the Rat
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ...
Zhi Hua - the Black Fox (as Kuo Chui)
Ke Chu ...
Lu Fang - the Sky Rat
Sheng Chiang ...
Jiang Ping - the River Rat
Tien-Chi Cheng ...
Xu Qing - the Mountain Rat
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fei Ai ...
Prince of Xiang Yang
Te-kai Chen
Bing-Chuen Cheung
Kwok Wing Ha ...
(as Kuo-Yung Hsia)
Yu Lung Hsiao
You-Hsing Lai
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Highly entertaining Shaw Brothers kung fu shenanigans
8 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I very much enjoyed this imaginative early Eighties kung fu film. Though it has some of the what I consider flaws of old school kung fu and Shaw brothers movies in particular, it is still immensely enjoyable and one of the best old school kung fu films I've seen for a while. The plot is fairly complex, with a lot of intrigue and mystery and though it is a little disorienting at times and really requires attention, it is rewarding. The fighting is pretty ace and bloody at times. The film is even fairly vicious in parts, though it looks dated enough not to be too harsh. I would have preferred there to be at least some female characters, and maybe a slightly less frantic pace, so as to make the film easier to follow in places, but it is still a lot of fun, with a surprising and nifty ending on top. Well recommended.


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