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Burning Paradise (1994)

Huo shao hong lian si (original title)
An exotic, legendary battle between the forces of good and evil comes to life as the celebrated disciples of the Shaolin Temple -- monks who practice a lethal and spiritual form of martial ... See full summary »

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Ringo Lam
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Cast

Credited cast:
Willie Chi Willie Chi ... Fong Sai Yuk
John Ching ... Crimson
Yamson Domingo Yamson Domingo ... Hong Xiguan
Chun Lam Chun Lam ... Brooke
Carman Lee ... Tou-Tou
Kuei Li Kuei Li ... Monk Chi Shan (as Ji Li)
Quan Lin Quan Lin
Kam-Kong Wong ... Elder Kung
Xiqian Wu Xiqian Wu
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An exotic, legendary battle between the forces of good and evil comes to life as the celebrated disciples of the Shaolin Temple -- monks who practice a lethal and spiritual form of martial arts -- fight the evil followers of China's Manchu rulers. Written by Towne 3, San Jose, Ca

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

31 March 1994 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Destruction of the Red Lotus Temple See more »

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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Remake of Temple of the Red Lotus (1965) See more »

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"Burning Paradise" Is One Tough Movie
17 July 1999 | by gerrytwoSee all my reviews

The Red Lotus Temple, where most of Ringo Lam's "Burning Paradise" takes place, is a real house of horrors. The temple prison is where followers of Shaolin are taken, mostly to be killed in various gruesome ways. The lead character, Fong Sai Yuk, is a Chinese hero who has appeared in other movies, such as the two starring Jet Li. Here, Fong Sai Yuk's opponent is the insane military man who controls the temple. This guy is impervious to weapons, as Fong finds out early in the picture. More than anything else, "Burning Paradise" is a horror movie. Instead of a haunted house where visitors die, you have prisoners in a temple in which there seems to be no escape. Still, the movie is well made. If this movie were released in the US, it would easily get an R-rating for violence.


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