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|Shaolin Kung Fu Mystagogue |
Dubbed In English
Actor: Hsu Feng
Director: Chang Ping I
Genres: Action & Adventure, Sports
INCREDIBLE MARTIAL ARTS ACTION HIGHLIGHTS THIS ANCIENT POWER STRUGGLE. — In ancient China, two warring gangs led by martial arts masters fight for control in this non stop action thriller. This movie features unusual hand-t... more »
A good cast, so what went wrong?
Michael W. Jaworski | Fairfield, NJ USA | 04/30/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I remember first seeing this movie on USA Network when I was really young. I feel the same way today as I did back then, why was this movie only average despite a good cast? First, we have Hsu Feng, a kung fu fighting femme fatale. Next, there's Carter Wong, who's film credits are too numerous to list. Finally, there's the awesome Chang Yi (just check him out in "Shaolin Invincible Sticks", "Eagle's Claw" & especially in Samo Hung's "The Victim".) Except for the rousing opening & the fairly exciting end fight, the middle is absolutely boring. I don't know if anybody else noticed this, but almost all the fights in the middle took place in the dark. This is a lame tactic usually used because 1) the DP was incompetent, 2) the film's budget wouldn't allow for more lights or 3) to cover up an actor's lack of martial skill. A so-so film recommended only to Carter Wong and/or Chang Yi completists only. Hey, they can't all be as awesome as the Venoms, right?"
Beware of the Bleeding Birds!
Erik James | Orono, Me USA | 08/02/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"An old Shoalin student turned evil, wants to return to his old school to obtain the secrets of the final deadly style of shaolin kung fu. The only thing he doesn't know is that his old teacher, now blind has taught 2 other pupils, in hope that they can stop his fiendish plans. See the Bleeding Birds fly through the air, cutting down trees, and people, as the evil man uses his weapons to aid his war on the shaolin temple."
Good Cast Again Misused
Dean Ira Cox | Indiana | 11/14/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The Grandmaster of the WuTang trains a gifted student,but finds him turning towards the dark side of Kung Fu.Awaiting his inevitable return to destroy Shaolin,the abbott trains new disciples to prepare for the merciless onslaught. Good plot,Great
Actors, Boring movie."