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Phantom Kung Fu (1979)
"You ling shen" (original title)

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Sparring tactics and training methods using punching.

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Credited cast:
Don Wong ...
Chiao Yu-pai (as Wang Tao)
Yi Chang ...
Cha Ta-chu (as Chang I)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-kuei Chang
Ping-Yu Chang
Chin Hai Chen
Ming Chin ...
Yin Ping (as Chin Ming)
Kuo Chung Ching
Ching-Hsiang Han
Wen-yui Hui
Hsiang Ting Ko
Kun Li ...
Elder Double Dragon
You Pin Liu
Fong Lung ...
(as Chien Min)
Chang Ma
Chi Ma
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Mantis in the Monkey's Shadow  »

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One of the best Kung Fu movies of all time
13 October 2013 | by (North Korea) – See all my reviews

This movie is a classic. It has everything. Great settings, nice music, well developed characters, a good plot and awesome Kung Fu battles. Cha Ta-chu (Chang Yi), master of the 'Palm of Death, is recruited by a Qing government official to find a manuscript. In order to do this, he has to fight against the Ming Union, a rebel group that wants to overthrow the Qing and restore the Ming.

The Kung Fu fights are very good, with awesome choreography. You should see the Monkey and Mantis style that provide the best battle of the movie. Also, this movie has a good plot. It is not just fighting, like in many Kung Fu movies, but it has character development. Chang Yi is the true protagonist in the story and he is awesome. Lee Kwan is also quite good and provides a lot of comical scenes.

All in all, this film is a classic. 10 of 10. If you have not seen it yet, then go and buy/rent it now.


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