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Mantis under Falcon Claws (1983)

Mantis Vs the Falcon Claws (original title)
A silk dealer and a princess are traveling in the China country, when they are attacked by a group of Falcon bandits. The bandits kidnap the princess and steal the silk. The princess's ... See full summary »

Director:

Mitch Wong

Writer:

Jack Tsui
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Alain Ko Alain Ko ... Wang On
Sonny Man Sonny Man
Gary Cho Gary Cho
Bo Yuen Bo Yuen ... (as Bob Yuen)
Billy Ng Billy Ng
Mike Cheun Mike Cheun
George Ta George Ta
Christina Ho Christina Ho
Vincent Lee Vincent Lee
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A silk dealer and a princess are traveling in the China country, when they are attacked by a group of Falcon bandits. The bandits kidnap the princess and steal the silk. The princess's father makes an effort to free his daughter, but fails, and the bandits demand a ransom. Meanwhile, the slik dealer goes to a Shaolin temple, and trains to learn Mantis kung fu. After much intense training, he goes after the bandits. Written by Adam Egre <degre@waun.tdsnet.com>

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong | South Korea

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1 January 1983 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Mantis Under Falcon Claws See more »

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8 January 2005 | by AwesomeWolfSee all my reviews

Version: 'Kung Fu Theatre' English dub

I've seen a lot of old kung-fu movies that didn't make much sense, but 'Mantis vs Falcon Claw' may take the cake. Half an hour in, and I still didn't understand what was happening, but everything nearly became clear at the end. Nearly. Awesome.

A silk-dealer and a Lord's daughter are traveling through China when they are stopped by bandits under the command of an evil-doer who uses the Falcon Claw style. The daughter is captured, and ransomed while the puny silk-dealer runs away and quickly learns Mantis kung-fu. Enter a girl looking for her brother and a guy who protects her. Apparently he could beat the Falcon Claw user easily, but for the sake of keeping an air of confusion, he seemingly forgets about his awesome kung-fu skills and gets captured. Now it is up to the puny silk-merchant to save the day.

'Mantis vs Falcon Claw' is a pretty amusing movie. A good way to spend less than 90 minutes if you like a plot which is a hole in itself, and some strange but funny fight scenes. As always, the dubbing provides many a laugh. The DVD case says to watch out for a vertical tree walk. I think I missed it. In any case, the real highlight is seeing the hero infiltrate the bandits camp disguised as a keg, and then dressed as a woman. Pure Genius.

4/10 - I really don't get it. You might, but I doubt it.


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