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The 36 Deadly Styles (1982)

Mi quan san shi liu zhao (original title)
Excellent martial arts film directed by ace director Joseph Kuo. Wai Chi (Cheung Nick), who learns the 8 Gods fist to revenge the death of his father to some cruel badly wigged guys played by Hwang Jang Lee and Bolo Yeung.

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Credited cast:
Jung-Lee Hwang ... Cheung Sze (as Jang Lee Hwang)
Jeanie Chang Jeanie Chang ... (as Jeanne Chang)
Kuan-Wu Lung ... Ghost Face Killer
Jack Long ... (as Shi-Chia Lung)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lau Chan
Shao-Hung Chan
Lik Cheung
Mei Sheng Fan
Chiu Jun Lee
Chiao Chun Li Chiao Chun Li
Fa-Yuan Li
Kuo-Cheng Liu Kuo-Cheng Liu
Chung-Te Ma Chung-Te Ma
Han-Yuan Ma Han-Yuan Ma
Ching-Shun Mao Ching-Shun Mao
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Excellent martial arts film directed by ace director Joseph Kuo. Wai Chi (Cheung Nick), who learns the 8 Gods fist to revenge the death of his father to some cruel badly wigged guys played by Hwang Jang Lee and Bolo Yeung.

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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

23 July 1982 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

De 36 dodelijke karateslagen See more »

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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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Below par fu
30 May 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

THE 36 DEADLY STYLES is a cheap kung fu film made by Hong Kong producers and shot in Taiwan. It features one of those forgettable story lines about an upstanding young fighter (the bland Nick Cheung) who must train in the martial arts in order to avenge the death of his father at the hands of some nefarious bad guys. The staging is very ordinary and occasionally quite inept, and the title refers to a hidden book of martial arts techniques and a fight between two old masters which has little connection to the rest of the story.

In fact none of this makes particular sense, and for the first hour it's quite the bore. The viewer is treated to the usual round of bland and cheesy comedy and bad dubbing, with some typical fighting thrown into the mix. Things only start kicking off towards the end, when the tag team of Bolo Yeung and Hwang Jang Lee as the master villains show up to kick some backside. Both are bewigged, quite badly; Bolo in particular looks like he's wearing a mop on his head. Still, they enliven the action-packed ending, which is a bit short but still the best part of an overall lacklustre production.


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