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18 Secrets of Kung Fu
18 Secrets of Kung Fu
Actors: Fei-fei Cheng, Tien-chi Cheng, Ke Chu, Tou Hu, Hsiao Po Ko
Director: Hung Min Chen
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Sports
UR     2000     1hr 17min


     
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Actors: Fei-fei Cheng, Tien-chi Cheng, Ke Chu, Tou Hu, Hsiao Po Ko
Director: Hung Min Chen
Creators: Ta-yuan Lin, Yueh-ling Wu
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Sports
Sub-Genres: Hong Kong Action, Indie & Art House, Drama, Martial Arts
Studio: Tai Seng
Format: DVD - Color - Dubbed
DVD Release Date: 11/14/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1988
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 17min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, English

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Movie Reviews

Nevermind the misleading title, enjoy pure chop-sockey joy.
yasser@rune.org | South Carolina, USA | 04/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film's title would lead one to believe that the movie is full of great weapons-based fight scenes in true martial arts movie style. Not quite. Sure, there are some (excellent) weapon-fighting sequences early in the movie, but they are short and have nothing really to do with the actual "plot" of the movie. But you know what? It doesn't even matter! This movie is a classic because it doesn't care about the title, the script, or even the acting! All it cares about is kick-butt kung-fu fight scenes. All your favorite stereotypical martial arts types are here: the main character who has people attacking him everywhere he goes for no apparent reason, the young actor dressed as a venerable kung-fu master, the two guys who always fight together against their opponents, and some of the worst editing you'll ever see (Watch the main character's outfit get dirty as he falls down and magically become clean again as he's getting up to resume fighting.). All that being said, you will also find some of the absolute coolest fight scenes this side of Sonny Chiba's "The Street Fighter." I honestly can't recommend this movie highly enough. It is a prime example of the chop-sockey movie and will remind you why you love them so much."
One secret...this is not a very good movie
greg_rodgers | Boston, MA | 03/09/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"To cover up for a story that was uninteresting, the producer and director knew that they must do something to save such a bad script. They did!! They filmed some of the best and fastest fight scenes in the Ocean Shore Catalog. The story seemed to be about a man who was on the run and who was always being hunted down for no apparent reason. Villian after villian is hired to kill this guy but there is no way for them to match his high skills as he defeats them easily. Enter in his master who only begins to teach him kung fu after he has already beaten several other men. (made no sense...it never seemed that he needed to be taught when he already appeared to be very very good!!!) The master teaches him about the 18 weapons of kung fu...which he never really used.Overall don't watch this movie for a plot or story..there is none. Watch it for the great fight scenes!!! (4 stars for fights 2 stars for the plot)"
It(lips move) Rocks! (lips move)
Telexis | the south | 06/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this movie is awesome. the other reviewer to this point has said it best, but let me add, if you are a true kung fu, scene splitting, super-sound effect loving, 14,000 intricate move loving person, you gotta have this one..."