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.
There's a certain special nothing about this movie...
My children and I are big fans of Gordon Liu; in fact, one of the first Chinese kung-fu movies that we've ever seen together was Shaolin Drunken Monk. It's been sitting on the top shelf for years. Last night, we watched it again for the first time in years.
The plot was the standard revenge plot; however, the martial arts sequences were pretty good, especially the drunken boxing sequences. The most distracting part of the movie was the dubbing. Where is it written that every voice has to sound vastly different from every other voice...to the point where they were sounding cartoonish.
And worse, the characters developed British accents over time. They started with American accents and by the end of the flick, they were all sounding like David Niven...
Also, the ending was standard for a Gordon Liu movie: It looks like the movie was over when they suddenly ran out of film...
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