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Shao Lin yu Wu Dang (1983)

Unrated | | Action | 7 July 1983 (Hong Kong)
Two friends from rival schools are turned against one another by a jealous chief who wants to eliminate those whose fighting styles may rival his own.

Director:

Chia-Hui Liu

Writers:

Pa-Ching Huang, Shu Mei Chin (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chia-Hui Liu ... Hung Yung-Kit
Adam Cheng ... Chou Fong-Wu
Li Ching ... Yue Lam
Idy Chan ... Yen Lan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hwang-ki Baek Hwang-ki Baek ... Thug
Shen Chan ... Monk Ming-dun
Yung Chan Yung Chan ... Extra
Chiang Chen Chiang Chen
Hung Chen Hung Chen ... Extra
Wing-Cheung Cheung Wing-Cheung Cheung ... Man in opening scene
Han Chiang ... Master Liu
Liang Chiang Liang Chiang
Miao Ching
Kwok-Keung Choi Kwok-Keung Choi ... (as Kuo-Chiang Tsai)
Sung-Hao Hsu Sung-Hao Hsu
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Two friends from rival schools are turned against one another by a jealous chief who wants to eliminate those whose fighting styles may rival his own.

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china | martial arts | shaolin | See All (3) »

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Action

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

7 July 1983 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Shaolin & Wu Tang See more »

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Production Co:

Hing Fat Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan, from Staten Island NY, took their name from this film. The group also referred to Staten Island as "Shaolin" in their lyrics, and sampled the English dub of this film throughout their first album, "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" See more »

Goofs

When the lord throws his sword at the wall during the wu-tang/shaolin contest, it hits with the blade full-length, flat, against it. In the next shot, it is stuck in the wall. See more »

Quotes

The Lord: A game of chess, is like a sword fight. You must think first, before you move.
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I'll let you try my Wu tang style
19 January 2005 | by oioitommyivesSee all my reviews

The instant appeal of this film is that I was a fan of the Wu Tang Clan's debut album "Enter The Wu Tang" and the sound clips from the film that the gang used . " You really think your Wu tang style can defeat me ? " , "if what you say is true , the Wu tang and the Shao Lin..could be dangerous " and so forth , so for myself and the mate who I shared a domino's pizza with, we had the delight of hearing those famous quotes on screen and repeating them in true Shao Lin style.

The second major appeal of this cult classic was the star, Mr.Gordon Liu , you may know him better as Pai Mei in Kill Bill volume 2 (who was basically the hardest man in the world) . Gordon is in superb form and emerges from talented but gentle nice guy (if not a bit camp ) jun kip to bald Shao Lin warrior tat chi .

I have a feeling that this would be the 2 main appeals of most potential viewers and for my money they are the only reasons to watch , the Kung Fu is superb and the audience is given the treat of both highly skilled martial arts in equal dosage , it just seems a shame that it is poorly used in a bizarre plot , from point A to point B , it reads as simple , two friends , one of the Shao Lin school and one of the Wu tang school must eventually meet each other in a fight to the death , to determine who's style is best . What lies in between is a plot that can only be described as mesmerising , characters seem to vanish , objectives of characters change through out for no apparent reason , men are locked up in prison with shrieking women , it's all one giant bizarre mess to fill the cassam between the start and the finish .

Watch because you love kung fu (the kung fu is excellent) , watch because your a fan of Gordon liu, watch because your a fan of the Wu tang clan album "enter the Wu tang " but don't watch because you like a good story.


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