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Legendary Weapons of China (1982)

Shi ba ban wu yi (original title)
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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Fang Shao-Ching
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Charlatan Wu (Guest star)
Tiet Wo Chu
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Kwok Keung Chan
Yung Chan
Kuo Hua Chang
Ming-Wei Chen
Chok Chow Cheung
Tien-Chu Chin
Ming Fung
Chi Cheng Ho
King Chu Lee
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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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21 January 1982 (Hong Kong)  »

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Plot jumbled Kung Fu Extravaganza!
15 July 2005 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Liu Chi Liang stands as the best kung fu director ever. As a kung fu master himself, he gives the films a unique perspective on the fighting arts. The fight scenes are the best combination of actual martial art ability, choreography, camera work and crazy effects you can get. Maybe Stephen Chow comes close. Watching Liu Chia Liang and his protégés at work is sublime.

That said, this film is a mixed bag. The opening 10 minutes are choppy and confusing. The film changes course for about 20 minutes to give Alexander Fu Sheng two elaborate comic scenes. The characters are about as shallow as you can get until 3/4 of the way into the film. In addition, the film ends very abruptly. The whole thing seems a flimsy excuse to stage fight scenes. But the fight scenes, what you get! Nearly every fight scene is amazing.

Liu Chia Liang, his brother and Liu Chia Hui are in full power here. The finale gives us the two brothers in an extended fight with the title weapons. If you can get the Celestial Films DVD, I suggest watching it on the largest screen you can find. Otherwise you'll miss the intricate moves of these two. The English dub is terrible, avoid if possible.

If you want a better plot try the director's 36th Chamber or Dirty Ho. If it's a fighting extravaganza you want, here it is.


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