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Posts Tagged ‘Yuen Woo-Ping’

Tai Chi Master (1993)

Plot: When two monks are expelled from Shaolin Temple, having been in the temple since they were children they find the world outside the temple very different. Zhang Jun-Bao (Jet Li) is young and naive, where as his kung fu brother (not blood) Dong Tian-Bao (Chin Siu-Ho) strives for success at any costs.

When trying to adjust to their new lives they befriend a female pickpocket named Little Melon (Fennie Yuen). She introduces them to a group of antigovernment rebels, which include a bunch of towns people, a crazy taoist priest and a broken hearted young woman. Read the rest of this entry »

Podcast on Fire 68: True Legend Special

Playing right now in Hong Kong, Stoo and Ken preview Yuen Woo-ping highly anticipated martial arts movie with special guest Mike Leeder. To get you in the mood, also in this show post are trailers for True Legend and production stills. Read the rest of this entry »

Danny the Dog (2005)

Plot: Glasgow gangster Bart (Bob Hoskins) is one of the deadliest debt collectors in town, do you know why? He has his own enforcer – Danny (Jet Li).

When customers refuse to pay Bart, Bart unleashes Danny and Danny would beat everyone one to death until his master tells him to stop. But recently Danny seems a little off and is proving less and less helpful to Bart as he’s failed to help him in some sticky situations. Read the rest of this entry »

Dance of the Drunken Mantis (1979)

Plot: Deadly Kung Fu master Rubber Legs and his student are looking for the legendary drunken Kung Fu Master – Sam the Seed. Rubber’s brother ‘Thunder Legs’ died at the hands of Sam the Seed and his pupil. Now Rubber wants to avenge the death of his brother. Read the rest of this entry »

The Red Wolf (1995)

Plot: Luxury Cruise security officer Alan finds himself setting out on a cruise with his brother, head of security David. David is on a belated honeymoon with his wife and daughter. The newly weds wanting their privacy leaves their young daughter in the hands of Alan. Alan then meets this charming yet clumsy female pickpocket called Lai (Christy Chung).

Alan catches her in the act, but he holds himself back when bigger problems arise. It turns out that a majority of the crew and entertainment on the ship are actually terrorists, led by the first officer (Colin Chou).

Now it’s time for Alan to protect the passengers, his niece, the charming pickpocket and Whoop the terrorists ass all in one evening. Read the rest of this entry »

The Magnificent Butcher (1979)

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Burly Butcher, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo Hung) is a kung fu student who gets up to mischief regularly, examples include tricking other butchers out of their pigs and apprehending (and beating) a so called thief, who had actually stolen a chess piece.

Lam Sai-Wing is a student of Wong Fei-Hung (Kwan Tak-Hing), the local kung fu master and doctor. Fei-Hung decides to leave town on business leaving the school to his three students (Sammo, Yuen Biao & Wei Pei). Soon after he leaves, Wing gets into serious trouble by being framed for the murder of a young woman.

The young woman happens to be the God daughter of Master Ko (Lee Hoi-San). Master Ko is a rival kung fu master who runs the Five Dragons Kung Fu School, his students are all masters of various kung fu styles (the students include, Lam Ching-Ying, Chung Fat and Yuen Mun). Master Ko’s son, Tai-Ho (Fung Hakk-On) is nothing like his father, he wastes his fathers money on girls and drink. The story soon unfolds that it was Tai-Ho who suffocated his God Sister and left Butcher Wing to take the blame.

Now Master Ko is hell ridden on getting revenge against Butcher Wing. Butcher Wing decides to get help from a drunken beggar (Fan Moi-Sheng), with the help of this Beggar, Butcher Wing might have a chance!

One of my all time favorite Kung Fu Flicks, Sammo Hung is a legend when it comes to Kung Fu flicks. Good examples include; Warriors Two, Prodigal Son & Iron Fisted Monk. Yuen Woo-Ping made Sammo Hung look amazing in this movie, there is great action. Yuen Biao fighting Lam Ching-Ying, great action! Sammo Hung fighting Chung Fat even better & Sammo fighting against Lee Hoi-San too, what else could you ask for.

The cast is also great many great faces, Sammo, Biao, Lam Ching-Ying, Chiang Kam (the fat boy from Snake in the Eagles Shadow), Shaw brothers regular; Wei Pei. Plus we see Fan Moi-Sheng taking over the role of the Drunken Begger, taking over from Yuen Siu-Tien (aka the father of Yuen clan; Yuen Woo-Ping & Yuen Chung-Yan etc.). Poor old Yuen Siu-Tien passed away during the making of this film.

Final thoughts, a great way to spend a evening, trust me its worth the retail price, some times even more.

Last Hero in China (1993)

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Jet Li returns as Wong Fei-Hung for Wong Jing in this comical piece of work.

Fei-Hung arrives in Hong Kong awaiting the arrival of his Aunt Yee, but no luck. Whilst waiting a group of outlaws know as ‘The Boxer Association’ attempt to leave Hong Kong and travel to Canton. After being recognized the attempt escape from the station, although the handy Wong Fei-Hung is able to put the three in their place, whilst holding a bouquet of flowers.

Soon returning to his beloved Po Chi Lam Pharmacy, currently ran by his students, Ah Fu & Ah So. Although there is one problem…Space, the building is so cramp. After a sound suggestion from one of his Landlord, they plan moving Po Chi Lam to a larger building. Ah Fu & Ah So ends up finding a great building with lots of space and very cheap rent! But with all these good features, where are the bad ones? Oh Yeah! it’s next to a brothel!

Although there is another problem brewing in town. For some reason, the women from brothel are disappearing in groups. Although Ah Fu & Ah So soon find out that the women are getting smuggled across sea’s by a group of corrupted monks! Also meeting a deranged officer ‘Master Lui Hung’ which ends up setting Fei-Hung against a notorious Robber, who’s been done for robbery and rape. Although Lui Hung deliberately sets him free, leaving Fei-Hung to clean up the mess. Read the rest of this entry »

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