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Xiao ao jiang hu (1978)

Nankung Sung sees the seediness of Conflicting Clans' politics after being cut from his own clan due to a misunderstanding and accepting a quest to give song a entitled "The Proud One", to the correct musician.

Director:

Chung Sun

Writers:

Louis Cha (story), Kuang Ni (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yue Wong ... Nankung Sung
Michael Wai-Man Chan ... Hao Chih-Ying (as Wei-Min Chen)
Chung Wang
Stanley Sui-Fan Fung ... Lo Chao-Jun (as Shui-Fan Fung)
Feng Ku ... Bai
Szu Shih ... Szema Ying-Ying
Hui-Ling Liu ... Lo Shou-Yi
Li Chuang ... Lo Ying-Chi
Yun Ling ... Shih Chung-Ying
Yung Henry Yu ... Kao Yun (Guest star)
Wei-Ying Chen Wei-Ying Chen ... Nun Hui Chi (Guest star)
Ching Tien ... Szema Wu-Chi (Guest star)
Ying Ting Ying Ting ... Madam Shih (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Kuen Chan ... (as Kuo-Chuan Chen)
Shen Chan ... Priest Zhishan of Taishan Clan
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Storyline

Nankung Sung sees the seediness of Conflicting Clans' politics after being cut from his own clan due to a misunderstanding and accepting a quest to give song a entitled "The Proud One", to the correct musician.

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

30 March 1978 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Todeskammern der Shaolin See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A reasonable intro to the genre
29 May 2008 | by edchin2006See all my reviews

Considering that this was made 30yrs ago, it holds up quite well. The quality of the DVD is very impressive. A film of this vintage is usually taken from an old print which is faded and scratched. Because it is a period Kung Fu flick it could almost pass for a recent production. (The wire work and lack of CGI give it away. Nevertheless, it's reasonable given the technology of the day.)

The twisty plots and sub-plots are typical of this genre. There's often the "Who's the actual bad guy denouement" and the clash of Good vs Evil. This film differs slightly in that it presents a lot of "Grey" to the mix.

The choreography is better than in most films of this genre, and the balance of action to story is good. The bonus here is a story which makes sense.

A Shaw Bro's Eastern can be likened to a John Ford Western.


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