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Xin tian long ba bu zhi tian shan tong lao (1994)

Legend has it that in a faraway place beyond the edge of the earth, there exists a broken-hearted man with infinite power. Abandoned by his loved ones, the inheritance of the old man's chi power becomes a battleground for evil outsiders.

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Tai Hung (as Sek-chin Pak)
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Legend has it that in a faraway place beyond the edge of the earth, there exists a broken-hearted man with infinite power. Abandoned by his loved ones, the inheritance of the old man's chi power becomes a battleground for evil outsiders.

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8 Guardians of Buddhism  »

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High flying wizardry and power struggles.
31 May 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

First off, let me say that you have to be into the fantasy/sorcery style of asian kung-fu movies to like this one. As typical, the movies of this type where the characters have super-natural powers use lots of what some would see as "campy" special effects and profuse of wires and such.

Anyway, about the movie... The story-line is good. (Which you can read in the plot line.) Basically, there is a family clan in which all the members seem obsessed with power. And they stick together only so long as they need each others help. But as in the old Clint Eastwood westerns, you can trust no one. There is plenty "back-stabbing" as each seeks the "ultimate" kung-fu powers that will put them on top.

There isn't really that much traditional martial arts in this movie. In fact, barely any. However, it is somewhat entertaining. The movie I saw was in Chinese, with English sub-titling. So if you read like.. "bob .. a-and jerrry ... went", then just ignore the words and just look at the happenings. Because in these kinds of movies, things happen quick. Anyway, the words I can tell, don't translate very precisely.

So, this is not a "must see", unless you just like seeing that Lin woman. I wonder if she's as pretty without all the make-up they obviously must be using lots of (for I'm sure she must be nearly middle-aged by now.)


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