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洪熙官,方世玉,陸阿采 (1977)
The Invincible Kung Fu Trio

Reviewed by: calros
Date: 09/11/2006
Summary: Four wasted heroes.

This is the first time I see the four Manchu martial heroes together: Fong Sai-Yuk, Hung Hei-Koon, Luk Ah-Choi (master of Wong Kei-Ying, the father of Wong Fei-Hung: see "Challenge of the Masters") and of course Wing Chun ;-) . The story tells about the three Shaolin disciples Fang Shi-Yu (Meng Fei), Hong Xi-Guan (Li Chung-Chien) and Lu A-Cai (Liu Chung-Liang) and their fight against the impostor of abbot Fung Yao-Yu from Wu Tang (Chin Kang) or something like that. But Fung masters the Butterfly Kung Fu and is almost invincible, and also has "created" three clones more of Fang, Hong and Lu (!!!). Pretty Yung Chun (Angela Mao Ying) and his father Master (Lu Ping) will help the legendary trio. I expected much more of this family reunion, but the movie is only so-so and the martian sound effects don't help.

Reviewer Score: 5

Reviewed by: steveonkeys
Date: 05/08/2003
Summary: Surprisingly Bad

Meng Fei and John Liu star as Fong Sai Yuk and Luk Ah Choy in this confusing and shoddy period piece which wastes not only their talents, but those of Angela Mao Ying. Essentially, the three main heroes need to fight off doubles of themselves created by the head abbot of Wu-Tang, played by B-list kung-fu villian Kam Kong. Watch for lots of sloppy editing, boring choreography, loose storyline, weird overdubs of trains and motorcycles in the soundtrack, and best of all, the paint lines on the courtyard ground during the lion dance scene, revealing that it was shot in a big parking lot.

Not recommended.

Reviewer Score: 2