A non stop, high action adventure that follows the adventures of Hu Tieh Hwa, a brave and mighty knight with unbeatable martial art skills!! His exper-tise in Kung Fu has always saved him, ... See full summary »

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(as Ulysses Au-Yeung)

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(novel), (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peng Tien ...
Hu Tieh Hua
Yun Ling ...
Chin Hsia Tien (as 'Warren Ling' dubbed version alias)
Chung-Erh Lung ...
Ai Hung (as Doris Chen)
Kit Lai
Hui-Shan Yang ...
Ai Ching
Chiang-Lung Wen ...
Tang Golden Bell (Guest star)
Mak Lei
Agnes Liang
Jun-Jun Yang ...
Chang Chie-Chie / Chang Yuan-Yuan (Introducing)
Joshua Chan
George Hwang
Wan-Chang Lin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-Kuei Chang
Hung Chi Chang
Han Chang Hu
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A non stop, high action adventure that follows the adventures of Hu Tieh Hwa, a brave and mighty knight with unbeatable martial art skills!! His exper-tise in Kung Fu has always saved him, and his rescue of the beautiful Ai Chiang is no exception! Weapon fighting like no other!!

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Adventure | Mystery

Certificate:

R
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Release Date:

9 June 1979 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Dragon of the Lost Ark  »

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2.35 : 1
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Low rent Taiwanese wuxia
24 September 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

DRESSED TO FIGHT is a low rent wuxia story lensed in Taiwan. It features a sprawling cast, a wide-ranging plot, and plentiful action scenes which while not particularly outstanding or memorable still serve their purpose in supplying adequate excitement and thrills. Certainly this is the kind of film which is indebted to the likes of DRAGON INN and A TOUCH OF ZEN and there's absolutely nothing new here at all, but it's still fairly good.

The main character is a wandering swordsman who goes around rescuing fair maidens and beating evil villains. The fights seem to pop up every few minutes so a lot of the running time is taken up with pure action. The special effects are limited but effective and there are some amusingly wacky moments, like the hands beckoning out of the ground or the flying sedan chair. The one thing that annoyed me was an annoying tinkly sound effect used to represent clashing weaponry in the big action scene at the climax which is really overdone. Although the usual detractions of appalling dubbing and poor picture quality are present in release versions, DRESSED TO FIGHT is one of the better low budget wuxia films I've watched.


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