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This is not such a bad film, yes its far from great. The problem of course is Jackie Chan Kong-sang being credited as the star, which speaks for most of his early films which he played a supporting role in. Also there is no decent version that I know of, only cheaply produced and horribly dubbed bargain bin DVDs and VHS'. Now, if we look past all that, this is not a really bad film. It has a story which is nothing we have not seen before, and I for one really like Charlie Chin Hsiang-Lin, and I though he did a great job. In fact he is the biggest reason I enjoyed the film as much as I did. I think its only his 6th or 7th film.
The action is weak, and the music is kinda hokey to say the least, but I enjoyed it for what it was. I believe there will never be a properly remastered version with original language etc etc. So this is what we get.
As for Jackie Chan Kong-sang. This is very early on in his career, in fact I think this may be one of the first times you see his face this clearly on screen. At this point he was not an international superstar. Everyone had to start somewhere, and to be honest you will not find a good Jackie Chan film that pre-dates his career launching "Snake in the Eagles Shadow".
I really bugs me when western companies take early films with famous people in small roles, and mis-lead people to make some bucks. However, on the other hand if Jackie was not in this film, it probably would never have seen the light of day in my part of the world in any way shape or form. So for that, I guess I can be thankful. . .
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