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Long hu shao ye (1981)

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A rich young man seeks to make a name for himself by being the one to discover a lost treasure. He teams up with a streetwise kung-fu artist and together, they set out to not only find the ... See full summary »

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Yung Chan
Chan-Peng Chang ...
Jue Gow-Jik
Wing-Hon Cheung
Han Chiang
Huang Chin
Sheng Fu ...
Chut Do-bo
Shi-nan Huang
Wai Lam ...
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King Chu Lee
Hao-ming Liao
Hui Huang Lin
Ke Ming Lin ...
Mr. Sun Sze (as Ke Ming)
Chia Yung Liu ...
Antiques Dealer Gu Lo-Jong
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Monk Mo Seung
Hsin Shen ...
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A rich young man seeks to make a name for himself by being the one to discover a lost treasure. He teams up with a streetwise kung-fu artist and together, they set out to not only find the treasure, but to figure out who is behind the mysterious deaths of the treasure hunters before them. Written by William Pagan <ny952696@pacevm.dac.pace.edu>

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The Master Killer Strikes Again!

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9 July 1981 (Hong Kong)  »

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Caçadores de Tesouro  »

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Broad, mile wide comedy - wild kung fu fighting
31 January 2006 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Depending on your tolerance for HK style cross-eye humor and a very vapid plot this film can be a test of endurance (build your bad movie kung fu!). If these problems mean nothing to you you can sit back and enjoy the wild kung-fu scenes that populate this film.

Alexander Fu Sheng is at his best, especially towards the end. Wang Lung Wei plays his usual nasty villain. Liu Chia Hui is a monk, again. Chang Chen-Peng is very good in what might be his only feature role in his five film career. Yeung Ching-Ching is dazzling with her double swords as she plays an evil mute henchwoman to Wang Lung Wei.

But this is not a "classic". The comedy is hard to take depending on your tastes. I happen to like really stupid comedy, so scenes such as the fight with an assassin disguised as a walking bookcase are funny in a laughing "at" the movie way not "with" it. The plot does not stand up to 30 seconds of contemplation. The film has a good energy that makes up for some of the problems. The fight scenes, however, are very inventive and the climatic fight lasts about 15 minutes so it might be worth putting up with the "bad" points.

Liu Chia Yung has a wilder choreography style then his brother, Liu Chia Liang. I enjoyed the film better then some of Liang's.


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