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1984 (Hong Kong) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Chia Tang 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ying Wong  screenplay

Produced by
Mona Fong .... producer
Original Music by
Chin Yung Shing 
Chen-Hou Su 
Cinematography by
Hui-Chi Tsao 
Film Editing by
Chung Yiu Ma 
Shao Feng Yu 
Art Direction by
Ching-Shen Chen 
Kuang-Hsien Teng 
Costume Design by
Chi-Yu Liu 
Makeup Department
Yen-Lien Peng .... hair stylist
Hsu-Ching Wu .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ka Hee Wong .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ke Hung .... assistant director
Sound Department
Ping Kuang Hsu .... sound recordist
Lan Li .... dubbing editor: mandarin
Yu Ting .... dubbing editor: cantonese
Chuen Chiang .... stunt coordinator
Pei Chi Huang .... stunt coordinator
Hoi Sang Lee .... stunt coordinator
Chia Tang .... stunt coordinator
Bun Yuen .... stunt coordinator
Wah Yuen .... stunt coordinator
Other crew
Run Run Shaw .... presenter
Wen-Chiao Teng .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hung kuen dai see" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Opium and the Kung Fu Master" - Hong Kong (English title)
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USA:85 min (DVD)
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...definitely a notch above the rest of the shaw bros movies, 18 March 2014
Author: bcheng93 from ny ny

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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