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The Eagle Shooting Heroes (1993)
"Se diu ying hung ji dung sing sai jau" (original title)

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A parody of Louis Cha's novel The Eagle Shooting Heroes (thats the literal translation). Story begins with the Queen of Golden Wheel Kingdom had an affair with her cousin West Poison, and ... See full summary »

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A parody of Louis Cha's novel The Eagle Shooting Heroes (thats the literal translation). Story begins with the Queen of Golden Wheel Kingdom had an affair with her cousin West Poison, and they planned to take over the Kingdom. The 3rd Princess discovered their treason, but she was defeated by West Poison. She flees and sought her master's help. He told her of a powerful secret martial arts manual hidden in the mountains and told her by retrieving the manual and learning it she would be able to defeat West Poison. But things get complicated along the way when West Poison beat her to it and stole the secret manual away. She soon gathers an alliance to challenge West Poison's exponentially increased new power. Written by theunraveler

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The crew finished shooting the movie within only 27 days as a side project of Kar Wai Wong's masterpiece, Ashes of Time. During the production of Ashes of Time, the crew was running out of time and money. Due to the tremendous pressure from the investors, the crew including all the stars agreed to make this short comedy movie for the Chinese new year. See more »

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More nonsensical nonsense.
6 April 2015 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

There are comedies out there that are so out-of-this-world and wild that you would have fun with, but they at least have somewhat of a plot or story that you can follow. This film is such a fantasy mess with childish acting and a script that goes no where that I couldn't find myself to finish it.

Never mind that this film features a prominent Hong Kong cinema cast, including Leslie Cheung, Carina Lau, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung and Veronica Yip. It's such a nonsensical and dumb movie that you would find even Saturday morning cartoons have more meaning than this.

Do yourself a favor and stay away from this movie! There are a lot of better stuff from Hong Kong cinema.

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