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Deadly Melody (1994)

Luk chi kam moh (original title)
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A young security man must prove himself worthy by defending the one object wanted by all the masters of the Martials Arts world - the Magic Lyre!


Min Kan Ng



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Credited cast:
Brigitte Lin ... Snow
Biao Yuen ... Lui Lun
Carina Lau ... Tam Yuet-Wah
Wai Lam ... Ghost Master
Wu Ma ... Fire Master
Elvis Tsui ... Tung Fong-Pak
Lung Chan ... Lui Lun's Master
Shuang Zheng ... (as Son Cheng)
Fat Chung ... Hon Suen
Wing-sun Siu Wing-sun Siu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rongrong Dong Rongrong Dong ... Young Snow
Rongsheng Xiao Rongsheng Xiao


All the masters of the various martial arts clans desperately want to possess the magic lyre - an item which, in the right hands, has devastating power. The item is placed in the hands of a young security man by a mysterious woman who knows how to harness the power it holds. However, the delivery of the lyre is not her true goal, rather she is out for vengeance on all the masters, and is merely using the poor man as a stalking goat, to catch those who go after him and the lyre. Written by Julie H.

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Hong Kong | China



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8 January 1994 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Deadly Melody See more »

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Super Class Production See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Mediocre flying kung fu fantasy
7 November 2000 | by iaidoSee all my reviews

Brigitte Lin continues her fabulous track record of playing a superpowered martial artist (Bride with White Hair, Fire Dragon) as well as a cross dresser (Swordsman 2), with this fair high flying kung fu feature. Here she is Snow, protector of a powerful magic lyre that was intrusted to her by her father. Said lyre is the object of different clans of the martial world with leaders like The Hard Hearted Witch, Fire (Lord?), and Master Ghost. These leaders killed her father when she was a child. In order to lure the leaders into a trap, Snow has the lyre transported by Yuen Biao. Yuen is is supposed to be a hapless, carefree, young man, basically like the one he played in Zu Warriors ten years earlier, but his poc marked face and crooked grin no longer reflects the youthful acrobatic star. No, it's sad to say, but Yuen looks really old, and he doesn't really get to do enough to showcase his terrific skills. Anyway, there are pasts revealed, battles fought with animated energy punches, people flying, a few heads are ripped off, plumes of smoke erupt, and so on.

Deadful Melody is another in that line of fantasy Hong Kong Action flicks, like Zu Warriors (arguably the originator), Swordsman 2, Peacock King, and Chinese Ghost Story. It is a decent enough and should leave fans of this genre satisfied, but otherwise it is not great or a classic, by any means, just entertaining enough.

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