Also known as
Jie Shi Ying Xiong
Specifics
Hong Kong [1979] - 110m
Genre
Action, Comedy
Directed by
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
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January 02, 2016

3.0*/5.0*

Cheh Chang and his Venom crew get back together for yet another martial arts film. It can be a bit tricky to discern individual films when you watch them one after another, so spreading them out is probably a better idea. I had quite a bit of fun with this film, but it's pretty typical and generic Shaw Bros material, so not ideal if you're planning a marathon.

Jin has a pretty boring life. He is employed by a tofu store, so he tries to make his job more interesting by incorporating martial arts exercises into his work. His life takes a turn when he meets Xiguan, a refugee who is looking for a place to hide. Jin takes him in and promises to help him, even when he discovers Xiguan is being trailed by a gang of lethal killers.

The start of the film is a bit funnier, an obvious attempt to adapt to the popular martial arts films of that time (with people like Jackie Chan and Woo-Ping Yuen driving the changing dynamic). After a somewhat promising starts it's back to the regular Shaw Bros formula. Which is done well, it's just not all that exciting or special.

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