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Legendary Weapons of China (1982)

Shi ba ban wu yi (original title)
A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens it's existence.

Director:

Chia-Liang Liu

Writers:

Tai-Heng Li (scenario), Chia-Liang Liu (scenario)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chia-Liang Liu ... Lei Kung
Chia Yung Liu ... Lei Ying
Kara Wai ... Fang Shao-Ching (as Kara Hui)
Hou Hsiao Hou Hsiao ... Tieh A-hou
Sheng Fu ... Charlatan Wu (Guest star)
Tiet Wo Chu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Keung Chan Kwok Keung Chan
Yung Chan Yung Chan
Kuo Hua Chang
Ming-Wei Chen Ming-Wei Chen
Chok Chow Cheung
Tien-Chu Chin
Ming Fung
Chi-Chang Ho Chi-Chang Ho
King Chu Lee
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Storyline

A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens it's existence.

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 January 1982 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Legendary Weapons of China See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

DirTrade(Chia-Liang Liu: Opening credits show a demonstration of martial arts against an empty backdrop. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1987 UK video suffered extensive cuts of over 5 minutes and lost all footage of Japanese throwing stars and nunchaku used in the fight scenes. See more »

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9 January 2014 | by bickelerSee all my reviews

Anyone who has reviewed this movie and stated the plot is stupid has no knowledge of 19th century China. In fact during the Boxer Rebellion these "Boxers" believed through rituals they could make themselves impervious to firearms. No I am not making this up and neither did Chia-Liang Liu and while he exaggerated and had fun with it for comedic values he was making an historical notation. The Martial Arts in this movie are exceptional and so is the outrageous humor instilled in this movie. Not only did he poke fun at the Boxers but also many of the Martial Arts movies of the 1970s that went a little overboard with the magical Kung Fu element. And all in the same breath showed the usage of almost every weapon used in Chinese Martial Arts. The talent in this movie speaks for itself aside from Liu and his brothers there is Fu Sheng, Hou Hsiao and the sweet Kara Hui. They don't make Martial Arts movies this original or good anymore either with all the Ip Man clones and CGI epics not even close. All I can say is Chia-Liang Liu you are sorely missed.... And the point is no amount of skill will help you dodge a bullet!


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