Dreamy young Yu-Shu who draws comics of imaginary martial arts heroes is put to a test when he rescues a young girl from a prostitution racket headed by a local police chief. With his ...
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Dreamy young Yu-Shu who draws comics of imaginary martial arts heroes is put to a test when he rescues a young girl from a prostitution racket headed by a local police chief. With his comics and a real Kung-Fu master to inspire him, Yu Shu calls on some new powers. Written by
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SCORPION KING (which I saw under the title OPERATION SCORPIO) boasts some of the finest production values you're ever likely to come across in a martial arts movie. (When one grew up watching the Poverty Row kung fu movies that played theaters in this country during the 1970s, the A picture production values of more recent fare is striking, indeed, by comparison.) There are several things in SCORPION KING that lend it distinction: the hero draws his own manga (which ties in nicely with the notion of the illustrated kung fu manuals everybody's after in many of these movies) and he prepares himself for his eventual kung fu training by first joining a bodybuilding group. (This could've come right out of Bruce Lee's TAO OF JEET KUNE DO.) The late (and truly great) Liu Chia-Liang plays the hero's "Noodles Kung Fu" instructor.
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