Liu Lung, a Kung Fu maniac and a lone ranger embark on a quest to discover the truth behind the death of several villagers, apparently at the hands of ninjas. In their search they encounter...
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Liu Lung, a Kung Fu maniac and a lone ranger embark on a quest to discover the truth behind the death of several villagers, apparently at the hands of ninjas. In their search they encounter the ruthless boss of a security firm, who plans to deceive and rob their own customers. This is an intriguing classic fight fest film.
ENTER THE INVINCIBLE HERO is a rather slapdash and cheap kung fu flick brought to us by Godfrey Ho and his studio. This filmmaker was responsible for riding many a trend and is particularly remembered for flooding the video market with ninja movies in the mid to late 1980s. Before then, though, he tried his hand at various period fu outings, and this is one of his more vigorous efforts.
Bruce Lee lookalike Dragon Lee - who has all the mannerisms (nose wiping etc.) - plays the usual upstanding hero type who gets a job with a security firm transporting money for clients. Unfortunately a ruthless criminal gang keep robbing the shipments, leading to violent confrontation.
As is usual with this genre of film, the plot comes second to the action, which is plentiful and fun. Lee is more than adequate as the hard-kicking hero and his opponents in this one are rather colourful. There's an evil hunchback with an eye patch who uses his own hump to beat on his opponents in some goofy scenes. Later, the bald guy with the magic belly button is another funny opponent, although much of the action is saved for the climax in which fellow high kicker Casanova Wong joins the fray.
ENTER THE INVINCIBLE HERO is slightly bizarre in that it has a longer-than-average running time for your usual kung fu flick. The climax comes around two thirds in, but the plot then plods along a while before another climax at the end. This film was made in South Korea on the cheap, but despite this it's still amusing and it still satisfies.
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