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The Magnificent Butcher (1979)

Lin Shi Rong (original title)
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A plump butcher student of Wong Fei Hung, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as Five Dragons and is accused of raping the head of that school's ... See full summary »

Director:

Woo-Ping Yuen

Writers:

Edward Tang (as Ching-Sheng Teng), Jing Wong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Lam Sai-Wing / 'Butcher Wing'
Tak-Hing Kwan Tak-Hing Kwan ... Wong Fei-Hong (Guest star)) (as Te-Hsing Kuan)
Biao Yuen ... Leung Foon (Guest star) (as Biao Yuan)
Pai Wei Pai Wei ... Chik (Guest star)
Mei Sheng Fan ... Beggar King
Fat Chung ... Wildcat (as Fa Chung)
Hoi Sang Lee ... Master Ko (as Hai-Sheng Li)
Hark-On Fung ... Ko Tai-Hoi (as Ke-An Fung)
Qiqi Chen Qiqi Chen ... Lan Hsing (as Jo Jo Chan)
Jing Tang Jing Tang ... Yuet Mei (as Ching Tang)
Kam Cheung ... Lam Sai-Kwong (as Chin Chang)
Ching-Ying Lam ... Killer with Fan (as Cheng-Ying Lin)
Mo Yuen ... Pole Man (as Wu Yuan)
Kuo-Cheng Liu Kuo-Cheng Liu ... Butcher Wan Chi-Cheung
Pak-Kwong Ho ... Blind Man (as Po-Kuang Ho)
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Storyline

A plump butcher student of Wong Fei Hung, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as Five Dragons and is accused of raping the head of that school's goddaughter and killing his son. Now Ko, the head of five dragons, wants revenge. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for violent content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

19 December 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ren zhe wu di See more »

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Golden Harvest Company See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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After Siu Tin Yuen's death, the script was rewritten. Hoi Sang Lee originally played a comic relief character and a different actor played Sammo Kam-Bo Hung's brother before the rewrite. See more »

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Great fun!
25 July 2003 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Bravo, 20th Century Fox, for giving this movie a DVD release in North America! And not only with a gorgeous-looking print, but with the option of watching in the original Cantonese with subtitles, unlike other American distributors (coughcoughmiramaxslashdimensioncoughcough).

I hadn't heard of this particular Sammo Hung movie until tonight, when I spotted it at the video store. I took a chance, and I'm really glad to have done it! Completely entertaining, and never dull for a minute. The fights are "old school", but they are still pretty swift, and the various acrobatics and moves are absolutely amazing. Plenty of comedy as well, pretty low-brow slapstick for the most part, but won't help but bring a smile to your lips several times.

Now, as others have said before, there are some brutal and deadly serious moments, and they will seem out of place to most westerners. But from what I've seen from other Hong Kong movies, this kind of thing isn't that unusual. At the very least, such moments like this just further the ways as to how this movie will be unique to anyone raised on western filmmaking.

Don't think this is the cheap kind of martial arts movie you see on Kung Fu Theater or on public domain video labels - give it a try. You won't be disappointed.


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