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Legendary Weapons of China (1982)
"Shi ba ban wu yi" (original title)

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A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens it's existence.

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Credited cast:
Yung Chan
Tiet Wo Chu
Sheng Fu ...
Charlatan Wu
Hou Hsiao ...
Tieh A-hou
Kara Hui ...
Fang Shao-Ching
King Chu Lee
Hao-Ming Liao
Ke Ming Lin
Chia Yung Liu ...
Lei Ying
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Ti Tan
Chia-Liang Liu ...
Lei Kung
Fei-Hung Mak
Sing-Kwong Tsang
Ching Ho Wang ...
Chief Li
Han Chen Wang ...
Roadside innkeeper
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A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens it's existence.

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redressing the balance
28 March 2001 | by (london) – See all my reviews

The earlier comments give an unfair slating to what is an enjoyable film.The gaffes are obvious , (in such films as this the 1st class director Liu Chia Liang, was redefining the kung fu film , after the earlier swordplay flicks, and bruce lee's seminal movies, this film is set in late Ching dynasty China.) This is a film of rare quality , combining humour , a reasonable plot and some displays of great martial artistry, such as are no longer found in but a handful of films. The choreography is excellent, (only Sammo Hung at his best approaches Liu 's ability to film a fight with loving care for displaying technique)This film also benefits from the presence of the charismatic Fu Sheng and the Multi talented Hui Ying Hung. The special effects are cheap , but cheerful.(the previous reviewer seems to have missed that the purpose of all the bladed cloaks etc. was to show that tricks are no substitute for skill, skill no defence against bullets ... A classic of Kung Fu cinema


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