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Legendary Weapons of China (1982)

Shi ba ban wu yi (original title)
A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens it's existence.

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Chia-Liang Liu

Writers:

Tai-Heng Li (scenario), Chia-Liang Liu (scenario)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chia-Liang Liu ... Lei Kung
Chia Yung Liu ... Lei Ying
Kara Wai ... Fang Shao-Ching
Hou Hsiao Hou Hsiao ... Tieh A-hou
Sheng Fu ... Charlatan Wu (Guest star)
Tiet Wo Chu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Keung Chan Kwok Keung Chan
Yung Chan Yung Chan
Kuo Hua Chang
Ming-Wei Chen Ming-Wei Chen
Chok Chow Cheung
Tien-Chu Chin
Ming Fung
Chi-Chang Ho Chi-Chang Ho
King Chu Lee
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A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens it's existence.

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Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 January 1982 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Legendary Weapons of China See more »

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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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Trivia

DirTrade(Chia-Liang Liu: Opening credits show a demonstration of martial arts against an empty backdrop. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1987 UK video suffered extensive cuts of over 5 minutes and lost all footage of Japanese throwing stars and nunchaku used in the fight scenes. See more »

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Once considered the Greatest Martial Arts Film of All Time !!!
16 November 2018 | by Crazy_BruceSee all my reviews

I first read Richard Meyers book, From Bruce Lee to the Ninja and in his opinion , The Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu was The Pinnacle of Martial Arts Films !!!! Well flash forward to when they finally did show this movie on Black Belt Theater on KTTV Channel 11 in the late 1980's on a Saturday morning !!! I was amped up and set my VCR to tape it !!! It didn't disappoint but there was something lacking as I considered Dragon on Fire or Enter The Game of Death as the creme of the crop for English Dubbed Kung Fu Flicks !!!! I mean you have the prototype for Ninjas called Pugilists in China before they went to Japan to become Ninjas with all their Ninja tricks and weapons !!! Plus Gordon Liu / Liu Chia Hui and his Brothers, Liu Chia Liang/ Lau Kar Leung and Liu Chia Yung/ Bruce Lau/ Lau Kar Wing !!! Also My Young Auntie herself , Kara Hui , Alexander Fu Sheng and Mad Monkey Kung Fu's Hsaio Ho !!! There were great fights but some silliness which is typical for a Shaw Brothers Flick from that era !!! They do show the 18 weapons of Shaolin in a dual at the end !!! They eventually released the English Dubbed DVD of Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu which I bought but it turned out to be the TV version !!! But I managed to buy a Region 3 DVD of Legendary Weapons of China with Mandarin Language and English Subtitles several years later !!!


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