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Wu guan (1981)

R | | Action, Drama | December 1982 (USA)
When you combine "Kung-fu" Liu Chia-liang with the greatest kung-fu film character of all time, Huang Fei-hung, you get one of the finest "pure" kung-fu films ever made, with martial arts mastery in every scene.

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Huang Fei-Hong
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Wang Chu-Ying
Te-Lo Mai ...
Wang Yin-Lin
Hou Hsiao ...
Mai Chen-Huo
Lung Wei Wang ...
Master Shan Hsiung
Feng Ku ...
Huang Chi-Ying
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Yung Chan
Ling Wei Chen
Wah Cheung
Wing-Hon Cheung
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Miao Ching
Siu Loi Chow
Tiet Wo Chu ...
Lu Ching-pao
Kwok Wing Ha ...
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When you combine "Kung-fu" Liu Chia-liang with the greatest kung-fu film character of all time, Huang Fei-hung, you get one of the finest "pure" kung-fu films ever made, with martial arts mastery in every scene.

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This is a Tough School...if you fail, You're Dead!

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This movie is why we have kung fu movie fans. It stands as an excellent example of genre. First we have the fights. Lui Chia Liang is such a master of fight direction I believe he could put my grandmother on stage and choreograph an entertaining fight with her beating up Bruce Lee and it would be believable. The fights here are masterpieces. Gordon against Lung Wei Wang in the alley was a classic. Gordon and Kara and Lung Wei Wang can all both act and demonstrate real skills. The spirit of martial arts is also respected. Chivalry and respect is emphasised. Lung Wei Wang does not portray his usual one dimensional bad guy but respects the rules. All the technicalities aside it's just a fun film to watch.


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