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The Storm Riders (1998)
"Fung wan: Hung ba tin ha" (original title)

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An evil warlord takes in 2 students (Wind & Cloud) in an effort to become invincible so he can take over the world.

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Whispering Wind / Nip Fung
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Lord Conqueror / Hung Baa (as Sonny Chiba)
Kristy Yang ...
Charity / Hung Chi
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lawrence Cheng ...
Jester / Man Chow Chow (as Tan-shui Cheng)
Roy Cheung ...
Shaolin Monk
Yue Dung Cheung ...
Jason Chu ...
Ming
Alex Fong ...
Whispering Prince
Rocky Lai ...
Wedding Guest
Yiu-Cheung Lai ...
Mud Buddha / Nai Pou Saat
Dion Lam ...
Crow (as Dik-on Lam)
Siu-Kei Lee ...
Wedding Guest
Tat Chiu Lee ...
Hawk
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Lord Conquer is a great and mighty warlord who wants to take over the world. To do so, he must defeat another warrior named Sword Saint; but the battle is prophesized to take place in ten years. Lord Conquer's servant, Mud Buddah, says that he can make himself invincible by then if he can make two certain children into his disciples. Those children are Whispering Wind and Striding Cloud. But Lord Conquer discovers that if Wind and Cloud were to unite against him, they could overthrow him. He tries to avoid this by marrying his daughter Charity to Wind. Cloud intervines and Lord Conquer accidentally kills Charity. Meanwhile, the time has come for Lord Conquer's duel with Sword Saint. He shows his true intentions by turning against Cloud and Wind. Now it's a free-for-all battle between Lord Conquer, Sword Saint, Cloud, and Wind. And only one will emerge the victor! Written by Montrel

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Rated PG-13 for intense martial arts violence and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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18 July 1998 (Hong Kong)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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SGD 2,020,000 (Singapore)
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A triumphant mix of Western SFX and Eastern imagination.
28 October 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA.) – See all my reviews

The makers of The Storm Riders took a chance when making this experimental film. They did something that had never been done before by fusing extreme computer graphics into a Hong Kong style martial arts film. Needless to say they were very successful. I have never seen the amount of visual graphics found in Storm Riders in any film prior. With the help of SFX all the characters gain divine fighting abilities. In fact it's like watching battles between gods rather than humans. I enjoyed this film greatly and would have loved to have seen it on the big screen. The story is straight out of Asian folklore and the acting is painless. The only flaw I found in this film is also it's strength. Though beautiful and powerful, Storm Riders relies on SFX too much. There is actually very little fighting skill used. Most of the fights are completely computer enhanced and the actors never truly cut loose. The good news is that the creators of this fine film learned from it and did a little fine tuning in their next attempt, A Man Called Hero.


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