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Magnificent Bodyguards (1978)

Fei du juan yun shan (original title)
A local Kung Fu expert is hired to form a team of guards to escort an dying man to a doctor. In order that they reach the doctor in time, they must pass through the "Stormy Hills", which ... See full summary »

Director:

Wei Lo

Writer:

Long Gu (as Lung Ku)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... Lord Ting Chung
Peng Cheng Peng Cheng
Kuo Chung Ching
Fang Fang
Yuan Hsu Yuan Hsu ... (as Yuen Hsu)
Siu-Lung Leung ... (as Bruce Liang)
Wen-Tai Li
Ming Liu
Szu-Cheng Mu Szu-Cheng Mu ... (as Chiang Kao)
Yasuhiro Shikamura
James Tien ... Chang Wu-Yi
Ping Wang Ping Wang
Quen Wang Quen Wang
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A local Kung Fu expert is hired to form a team of guards to escort an dying man to a doctor. In order that they reach the doctor in time, they must pass through the "Stormy Hills", which are plagued by bandits, savages, evil monks, and more. Written by Joey Lennox

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Snake Fist Fighter Meets His Deadliest Enemies

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Action

Certificate:

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This was the first movie in Hong Kong to be filmed using 3-D technology. See more »

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Japanese laserdisc is in 3-D. See more »

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Cool Movie!
5 September 2004 | by mars-14See all my reviews

Cool movie! Features a long-haired 24-year old Jackie Chan, great costumes, an improbably complicated plot, a bizarre song in the middle, American-Indian Mongol hordes, pre-Matrix "bullet time" fx, and much more.

Basically, Jackie and cohorts - the magnificent bodyguards of the title - are hired to guard and transport a valuable cargo over some dangerous, bandit-infested mountains. Of course, nothing is what it seems, no-one can be trusted and there appears to be a lost tribe of American Indians wandering the hills.

The version I saw was subtitled - it was fun hearing the original Chinese. Maybe that let the humour come out more. The movie doesn't take itself too seriously and only gets serious at the very end.

Well worth a watch.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

27 April 1978 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Magnificent Guardsmen See more »

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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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