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Dragon's Showdown (1980)

Long quan she shou (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | 1980 (Hong Kong)
Lee Lung witnessed the murder of his parents by the ruthless bandit Shek King who in turn abducted Lee's infant sister. Lee wanders the land and learns martial arts from a drunken master. ... See full summary »

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Dragon Lee ...
Shen Tai
Cheryl Meng ...
Shirley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hwang-ki Baek
Hyeong-Kan Choi
Min Kyu Choi ...
(as Chui Man Fooi)
Hak-ja Jo
Yi-Min Li
Ja-ho Lim
Do-shik Ma
Chui Meng
Bok-ki Min
Il-joo Yoon
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Lee Lung witnessed the murder of his parents by the ruthless bandit Shek King who in turn abducted Lee's infant sister. Lee wanders the land and learns martial arts from a drunken master. Once his skills are perfected, Lee sets out in search of his long lost sister and the villain Shek Kin.

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DRAGON LEE Brutalizes his enemy...The Most Explosive Kung Fu Adventure EVER!

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Godfrey = GOOFY
9 July 2004 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

Dragon Lee, a vital cog in the Bruceploitation machine, fights a LOT in one of the goofiest, yet fun kung fu films ever made. This doesn't even pretend to be dark or serious, but there are lots of fight scenes which does keep your attention.

You've got your revenge motif which isn't anything new, but later there's a twist and I yelled in confusion, "So the son wasn't Dragon Lee, but this other guy instead?" It threw me for a curve, but Godfrey Ho says to hell with the story! There's a farmer attacked by 3 unarmed guys and he can't manage to defend himself with a sword. Sad really. This movie starts off with comedy and midway just destroys the goofy meter gauge. As a first in kung fu history, there is a nifty magnetic sword which I really don't see as an advantage since you are trying to slice the guy! Also, Batman inspires a utility belt that glows bright red. Magnetic palm repellers give a nice PWANG sound effect that had me cracking up every time.

Let's not forget star Dragon Lee. He takes advantage of every chance to do Bruce Lee fight mannerisms, pumps his fists a lot, and spends a good amount of time begging for handouts. Cheryl Meng does a good job a fighting femme who can't get Dragon to notice her! Dragon shines throughout including losing his pants during battle and doing a running jump up a tree followed by a turnaround kick taking out 2 guys at once. So GOOFY!


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