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Lightning Fists of Shaolin (1984)

Hung kuen dai see (original title)
A Kung Fu master finds out that an opium den is destroying the lives of the town he lives in, and vows to put an end to the den, but first he must try to defeat the strongest enemy he has ever faced: his addiction to the drug itself.

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Lung Ti ...
Tieh Chiao-San
Te-Lo Mai ...
Lu Hu-sze (as Robert Mak)
Hsueh-Hua Liu ...
Hsiao Tsui
Kuan Tai Chen ...
Yung Feng
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Yung Chan
Shao-Hua Chen
Chuen Chiang
Miao Ching
Hui-yun Ho
Wai-Hon Ho ...
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Yung-Chang Ho
Pei Chi Huang
Shu-Kuang Huang
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A Kung Fu master finds out that an opium den is destroying the lives of the town he lives in, and vows to put an end to the den, but first he must try to defeat the strongest enemy he has ever faced: his addiction to the drug itself.

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...definitely a notch above the rest of the shaw bros movies
18 March 2014 | by (ny ny) – See all my reviews

i have watched a lot of shaw bros. from the late 60's to their end which was the mid 80's. this was one of the last films from shaw bros and in my opinion one of their best.

some of the reasons it was a notch above were that it was beautifully shot, the cinematographer really had a good eye. the main leads were actually actors and not stuntmen turned actors, so they were pleasing to the eye. the kung fu choreography was as good as any and the lead villain had a really cool and lethal weapon. the main actress is the legendary and gorgeous Liu Shuet Whah who went on to become the queen of melodramatic television serials in Taiwan.

being said that the main leads were all actors and actresses first the acting was pretty good also. ti lung in one of his final and better roles before he teamed up with John Woo and did the legendary " a better tomorrow ". you also had the shaw bros legend Chen Kuan Tai as the main baddie and oh yes lee hoi san is in here also...and yuen wah too!

all in all a very very entertaining and well paced movie with a great story about the evils of hard drugs and drug addiction mixed in with some good and beautifully shot kung fu.

this one's a winner and a top 10 in my shaw bros movies that i have watched.


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