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Killer Constable (1980)

Wan ren zan (original title)
| Action, Drama | 1984 (USA)
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Kuan Tai Chen ...
Leng Tian-Ying
Feng Ku ...
Fang Feng-Jia
Jason Pai Piao ...
Fan Jin-Diao
Tsui Ling Yu ...
Hsiao Lan
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Fei Ai
Chuen Chiang
Han Chiang
Tao Chiang
Tat-Wah Cho ...
Liu Jing-Tian
Biu Gam ...
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Ping Ha ...
Woman with Baby
Hui-fen Huang ...
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Kung-Wu Huang
Sae Ok Kim
Yeong-Mun Kwon ...
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Bare hands and feet against the deadly killer swordsmen . . . it was a bloodbath.

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martial-arts- and swordsplay-professionals, who also knew how to develop a storyline and built some great atmosphere
25 February 2004 | by (vienna/austria) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie as a kid and being quite impressed because I found it so bloody. I often remembered this movie and so I was really happy to find this now in a second hand video store after all those years. Of course I'm not that impressed nowadays - but it's still a very cool swordsplay-movie. I has a lot of great fights with some splatter pleasure like extremities being chopped off. Ohh, and it's no kung-fu- or karate-movie, don't know why they named it "Karate Exterminators" or "Lightning Kung Fu", maybe this was more popular at it's release-date. My german video-release is called "Der gnadenlose Vollstrecker" which is a title that totally fits. Really outstanding is the atmosphere. You have fights in pitch black, in the water and marsh, with fire and so on. And there is a lot of rain. You know, rainy, dark atmosphere, desperate and already injured heroes with long wet hair in the face standing counterpart ready to die. - Cool! And the hero is no real hero because he's a total cold-hearted, bougeois executioner. But there's some development with his character during the story which is quite realistic. And the end is very surprising and radical. So, the movie-makers are not just martial-arts- and swordsplay-professionals, they also knew how to develop a storyline and built some great atmosphere. For me this movie is a hidden treasure of all those kung-fu and swordsplay-movies of the 70ies & 80ies. 7 out of 10.


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