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Master of Disaster (1981)

Long hu shao ye (original title)
A rich young man seeks to make a name for himself by being the one to discover a lost treasure. He teams up with a streetwise kung-fu artist and together, they set out to not only find the ... See full summary »

Director:

Chia Yung Liu

Writer:

Jing Wong (as Wang Ching)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sheng Fu ... Chut Do-bo
Chia-Hui Liu ... Monk Mo Seung
Chan-Peng Chang ... Jue Gow-Jik
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Keung Chan Kwok Keung Chan ... Novice Monk (as Kuo-Chiang Chen)
Yung Chan Yung Chan
Wing-Hon Cheung
Han Chiang
Huang Chin Huang Chin
Shi-nan Huang Shi-nan Huang
Wai Lam ... Librarian (as Wei Lin)
King Chu Lee
Hsueh-Ming Liao Hsueh-Ming Liao
Hui Huang Lin
Ke Ming Lin ... Mr. Sun Sze (as Ke Ming)
Chia Yung Liu ... Antiques Dealer Gu Lo-Jong
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Storyline

A rich young man seeks to make a name for himself by being the one to discover a lost treasure. He teams up with a streetwise kung-fu artist and together, they set out to not only find the treasure, but to figure out who is behind the mysterious deaths of the treasure hunters before them. Written by William Pagan <ny952696@pacevm.dac.pace.edu>

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Taglines:

The Master Killer Strikes Again!

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

R
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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

9 July 1981 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Master of Disaster See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Broad, mile wide comedy - wild kung fu fighting
31 January 2006 | by ChungMoSee all my reviews

Depending on your tolerance for HK style cross-eye humor and a very vapid plot this film can be a test of endurance (build your bad movie kung fu!). If these problems mean nothing to you you can sit back and enjoy the wild kung-fu scenes that populate this film.

Alexander Fu Sheng is at his best, especially towards the end. Wang Lung Wei plays his usual nasty villain. Liu Chia Hui is a monk, again. Chang Chen-Peng is very good in what might be his only feature role in his five film career. Yeung Ching-Ching is dazzling with her double swords as she plays an evil mute henchwoman to Wang Lung Wei.

But this is not a "classic". The comedy is hard to take depending on your tastes. I happen to like really stupid comedy, so scenes such as the fight with an assassin disguised as a walking bookcase are funny in a laughing "at" the movie way not "with" it. The plot does not stand up to 30 seconds of contemplation. The film has a good energy that makes up for some of the problems. The fight scenes, however, are very inventive and the climatic fight lasts about 15 minutes so it might be worth putting up with the "bad" points.

Liu Chia Yung has a wilder choreography style then his brother, Liu Chia Liang. I enjoyed the film better then some of Liang's.


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