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Tag: Old School Kung Fu

Heroes Two (1974)


Plot (Momentum Asia): Hung Hsi-Kuan (Chen Kuan-Tai) escapes from the Shaolin monastery that has been burned down by the soldiers of the Ching government. En route to Kwantung, he comes across Fang Shih-Yu (Alexander Fu Sheng), a fellow Shaolin Hero.

The two men, without disclosing their identities, fight each other not realizing that they are on the same side. Believing that Hung is a gangster, Fang delivers him to the enemy before realizing his mistake… Read More

Heroes of the East (1978)


Ah To (Gordon Liu) is a young kung fu enthusiast, who was put into an arrange married when he was born. His partner is a beautiful Japanese martial artist who seems like the perfect wife.

Until he finds out she is quite arrogant when it comes comparing Japanese martial arts to the chinese style. She wants to show that Japanese are the best at martial arts and the Chinese just copied them.

This leads to Ah To and Kung Zi (his missus) decide to spar to settle the argument. Ah To out stages her using his excellent martial arts. Kung Zi act like a bad loser and ends up fleeing back to Japan. Read More

He has nothing but Kung Fu! (1977)


Plot: Young swindler – Shao Shan (Wang Yu) spends his days conning the public for money, as you can expect he finds himself in trouble quite often. One day he comes across another young man (Gordon Liu) who doesn’t know who he is. He doesn’t know his name, hometown nor does he know any of his friends or family. Wang Yu decides to help this young man to find out his true identity and making money along the way.

When finding himself in a spot of trouble Wang Yu is defended by his new friend, who turns out to be a very talented martial artist. This comical duo end up getting in some serious trouble when Shao Shan and his kung fu buddy rob the Casino gangsters stealing two bags of silver and give the money to the poor, much to Shan’s dismay.

As you can expect the gangsters aint happy and begin to plot thier revenage against the duo. Read More

The Young Master (1980)


Plot (HKL Edition): When two rival martial arts schools square off in an annual lion dance competition, the favorite, betrayed by their star pupil, Tiger (Wei Pei), exits in disgrace. When Tiger is expelled and joins up with a notorious gang of criminals, led by feared kicking expert Master Kim (Wong In-sik), Dragon (Jackie Chan) embarks on a dangerous mission to bring his brother back to the school. Unfortunately, the situation is further complicated when he is mistaken for his criminal brother, and must fight to clear his name, while continually on the run from both the local police and the criminal gang.

Unknown to Dragon, the ultimate challenge awaits him: a deadly one-on-one encounter with the formidable Master Kim. Filled With intricate, masterfully – choreographed action sequences, clever sight-gags and fluid camerawork, this timeless classic broke all Hong Kong box-office records on its original theatrical release, and is still today, one of the top-grossing Jackie Chan movies of all time!! Read More

Prodigal Son (1982)


In the town of Fut Shan was know for three things it’s paper craft, The Big Budha & Leung Chang (Yuen Biao). Leung Chang comes from a wealthy family and was keen on the ‘old martial arts. He practiced under many masters, but he never met his match, quoted as the ‘Street Brawler’. Being waited on by hand and foot by his personal assistant (Peter Chan). Although he isn’t that great…actually he isn’t great at all. His parents are too over protective and lets his personal assistant fix all his fights, by paying them a healthy some of taels. After finding out that his brother had gotten fooled by a member of the traveling Peeking Opera ‘Leung Yee-Tai’ ( Lam Ching Ying). Leung Chang can’t let his family down so he decides to teach this Leung Yee-Tai a lesson. After being having this secret revealed to him by Leung Yee-Tai, Leung Chang looses it and confronts his masters and looses to them easy. Read More

Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979)

With Red Cliff on release in the cinema, perhaps it’s a good time to dust off John Woo’s other swordplay (or wuxia) movie The Last Hurrah For Chivalry.

The movie essentially concerns two hired killers, one semi-retired (Wei Pei) is poor, honest and has refused to draw his sword for years, the other played by Damien Lau is an wine-sploshing acoholic whose every line of dialogue reads like the kind of poetry you might find in clintons (yes, the greetings card shop). After a friendship is formed both men decide to help a sinister and suspicious looking merchant to avenge some deaths and personal insults. The man they must kill is a deadly kung-fu master played by Lee Hoi San. Read More