To avenge his parents, Lao kidnaps the daughter of one of the men who betrayed his father in hope of luring him out. Through the process of defeating his minions Lao befriends a one-handed ...
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To avenge his parents, Lao kidnaps the daughter of one of the men who betrayed his father in hope of luring him out. Through the process of defeating his minions Lao befriends a one-handed fighter out for similar revenge, and the daughter falls in love with Lao. Lao and the one-handed man team-up in a final battle to the death.
The greatest kung fu movie ever! (aka Plan 9 from outer china)
Excellent mix of comedy, fighting, and bad dubbing! Seriously though, any fan of old school kung fu will enjoy this. Enjoy it for the many fights throughout the movie (including a person being killed mere moments into the films beginning!) And for the excellent quality of said fights! No fake fighting to be had here thats for sure. And best of all, there is a bonus commentary track by Ric Meyers of kung fu insider magazine. (who gave the movie the title Plan nine from outer china) In my opinion thats the best part, as I learned stuff about the genre that I never knew before. You also can most likely find this movie cheap. So go out and find a copy for yourself! Look for the Taiseng release as it is the one I own (and has the audio commentary) on DVD.
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