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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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Storyline

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) »

Genres:

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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Referenced in Zero Dark Thirty (2012) See more »

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Solid Kung Fu movie
6 October 2018 | by DrealmerSee all my reviews

I liked the classic plot of this one and didn't find it too convoluted or forced. There's not much elaborate choreographed kung-fu through most of the movie (you get little snippets and teases throughout), but the end fight sequence is elaborate (they saved all their choreography for here) and quite good and exciting to see the two styles get combined to overcome the main baddie. You can really feel the chemistry between the two opposing stars, friends with conflict, and when they fight, it's a lot of fun.

I'd love to see a better print of this, as I watched an old VHS copy with lots of scanlines and cropping that I'm sure take away from it all.

Grab it and see it if you have the chance and like kung fu movies.

5.9 stars!


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