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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 »

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Wei Lo

Writer:

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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Originally issued in 3-D. See more »

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I don't know why we are here but I do know it is time to leave
15 March 2016 | by ckormos1See all my reviews

Here is a movie filmed in 3-D and now it is about 40 years later and I am watching it at home in 2-D in about VHS resolution with dual Chinese and English subtitles. As bad as this movie is the 3-D badness is all I can focus on. Kicks, spear points and even bell clangers are used to take advantage of the 3-D effect but now all these shots seem out of place and jarring. I refuse to believe that years ago these odd angles and objects suddenly stuck in front of the audience face did anything to improve the action. I like old Viewmasters but otherwise 3-D is the worst idea in movies.

When I watch terrible movies like this I try to find a "moment". Even the worst movie can have a special moment, not necessarily scripted, that hits a nerve, sparks a memory, or just creates something special out of the nothingness. Not all movies have a moment but this one does. At about 47 minutes James, Bruce and Jackie are standing next to each other thinking. Then James gets this expression on his face "What the heck is going on here?" and he walks off. Then Bruce does the same thing, then Jackie. Yes, that was the defining moment of the movie – what the heck is going on here!- then they all leave!


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