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The Leg Fighters
The Leg Fighters
Actors: Tao-liang Tan, Kang Peng, Rong-chi Suen, Kwan-Li Shen
Director: Tso Nam Lee
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2001     1hr 30min

When pan a south china martial artist is defeated and killed by tan a north china challenger in a legfighter duel pans younger brother pak vows to crush tan with his own unique style of ferocious footwork. Special features...  more »


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Actors: Tao-liang Tan, Kang Peng, Rong-chi Suen, Kwan-Li Shen
Director: Tso Nam Lee
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Hong Kong Action, Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Tai Seng
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed
DVD Release Date: 01/23/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1983
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1983
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
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

The best kick flic ever!!!
Erik James | Orono, Me USA | 03/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Two fueding masters of the kick techniques wage war on each other. A master of ground kicking searches out for the man who killed his brother. When the master of the high kicks is forced to kill a low kick expert in self defense, the dead man's brother feels he needs to take revenge himself. After traveling throughout the countryside, and through many towns he finally catches up to the man he searches for. Now it's time for the Ground kick and High kick masters to find out who's style is supreme. Never seen anything like it. The best kick styles, and alot of them. Fight scenes with amazing replay value, and even some comedy among it all. A must see."
"When all this is over, Tan Hai Chi, I will kick your head o
morgoth | omaha, NE | 02/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Peng Kong plays 2 roles in this movie. He plays the lead villian and also the lead villian's brother who fights Dorian Tan at the start of the movie. You will notice the fighting seems extremely unique and fluid and it for sure lives up to it's title suggesting it will be a leg fighting movie. Now, not only does Peng Kong star in the movie, but he also does the action choreography and you may recognize his work from 'Shaolin vs. Lama'. If you liked the sublime action in that movie then get ready for more awesome choreography including Peng Kong's unique use of Chinese wrestling. There is no doubt co-action director Sun Jung Chi had a hand in this unique style used. Ground kicking is a devastating technique and Peng Kong shows it off brilliantly. You can tell how different it is from other movies you usually see. He wasn't trying to bring the same old stuff just revved up and with better performers, he created his own choreography style and it produced a few of the best kung fu movies ever. This movie hasn't left my DVD player for a few days now. It's very hard to put into words how great the choreography is in this flick. Just truly amazing.

Sun Jung Chi stars as a kung fu teacher/school teacher who instructs a young girl named Phoenix played by leg specialist Ho Kwong-li. She and her servant (Chin Lung) usually just play around. Phoenix really doesn't like to practice her kung fu since she thinks her training is too difficult but she loves to get into fights with anyone she meets. Veteran character actor Wong Hap ('Super Inframan') plays her father and lets her master leave to take care of his wife when she falls ill. His student, played by Dorian Tan (named Tan Hai Chi in the movie) takes over as her teacher. Phoenix and her servant are of course more than happy to see their master off but Tan Hai Chi is just as strict.

Now you are going to get about an hour into this movie and say, "this is not good kung fu, it is ok, but nothing special". So the Ding Dong and Dong Dong brothers obviously aren't that great but there a few noteworthy fights that you will watch over and over again because of the extreme complexity. It took me about 30 minutes to finally stop rewinding the first fight and opening credits of the movie and finally just watch it. It is kind of a boring movie with a lot of campy fun but FINALLY 65 minutes in Peng Kong comes looking for revenge on Tan Hai Chi and finds his master(Sun Jung Chi), who as mentioned above also plays Phoenix's master earlier in the movie before he went to care for his wife. You may remember Sun Jung Chi as the crazy monk in 'Shaolin Vs. Lama'. He also played the musclebound teacher in 'Monkey Fist, Floating Snake'. Like Chang Shan, he was not in a lot of movies but was usually the best thing about anything he was in. He is very muscular but his fists are lightning fast, his kicks are awesome, and the way he does flips and jumps all over the place makes him almost unmatched as a kung fu performer on screen. His fight with Peng Kong is great but sadly that is all we get from him. He is criminally underused and it is sad to see since he was in so few movies, especially playing an actual role. Chin Lung was also very underused but he did good in his comedic servant role. Now the final fight is the reason the movie gets 4 stars. If the movie as a whole was just a bit better and had more quality fight like this it would have easily gotten a 5 star rating. Peng Kong puts on one of the greatest performances in kung fu cinema history. The unique fighting style he used could not have been put to better use and it is just one of those fights that you will have to watch maybe 20 times before you finally get your fill of it. I don't think I have ever seen a guy throw his body around quite like this. He makes some of those amazing types of moves that will make you cry out with excitement. I can't even imagine what this would have been like to see at one of the old grindhouses back in the day.

Lee Tso-Nan has done many movies much better than this one but only a couple can come close to matching this finale.

This is not a great movie and it has way too much stupid comedy but it is one of my personal favorites for the insanely awesome kung fu action.

The picture quality from Tai Seng is pretty good. It starts out very speckled but cleans up remarkably. The full screen format actually doesn't affect it too much. Like Joseph Kuo, Lee Tso-Nan knew how to shoot everything right in the center of the screen. He was an amazing kung fu film maker."
Three Special Kicks!!!!!!!
Mekisha Hugh Hampton | Jamaica, The Bronx and now in Alabama | 01/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Oh Man, my big brother and I love this movie to death! Back in the 1980's every Saturday afternoon they would always show Kung Fu flick's on channel 5 (NYC). The kung fu moves in this movie is great as well as the story line, along with the characters Tang Hang Shi, Phoenix, Chin Fa (who will keep you laughing), and that Gangsta Villian Bang Pa! My brother and I got a lot of bruises and cuts trying to copy those moves. I'm telling you this is one of the best kung fu movies of all times, you will not be sorry that you brought it. I'm 30 and I still get mad excited when I see it...maybe I'll surprise my big brother and get him a copy, cuz he won't be borrowing mine lol."
Old "skool" Kung Fu!!
M. Beckford | Toronto Canada | 06/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tight story line, the fight scenes immense and the dvd trasfer chrystal. This flick is a must have, especially for the final fight scene alone. I saw the most amazing villian, with his ground fighting style, then he switched to a mad/crazy bird style,,trust me it is insane. Yow,,,that scenes alone,,I had to review over, and over!! This flick is nothing less than 5 stars in my book, and is certainly up there among my top 10 best old school flicks!! Tan Tao Liang is my main man!!"