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Magnificent Butcher (1980)
Rating:
Starring: Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, Kwan Tak-hing
Director: Yuen Woo Ping
Category: Foreign, Action / Adventure
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Subtitles:
English, Japanese, Chinese
Length:
108 mins

 
 

 

Hailedias one of theigreatest kung-fu movies of all time, Magnificent Butcher isia powerhouse of martial arts action starring Hong Kong legend Sammo Hung (Martial Law-hit TV series), andidirected byiYuen Woo-ping who brought his highly inventive fight choreographyito blockbuster hits Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon andiThe Matrix. A student at Master Wong Fei-hung's martial arts academy, chubby andilikeable butcher Lam Sai-wing (Sammo Hung) constantly landsiin trouble- no more so than when he comesito theirescue of Kao Da-hoi (Yuen Biao), theison of Master Ko (Lee Hoi-san) who heads opposing kung-fu school theiFive Dragons. The good hearted Sai-wing never suspects that Da-hoi isiplotting against him byiorchestratingia series of eventsito frame Sai-wingifor theimurder of Da-hoi's half-sister. Hotifor vengeance andito clear his good name, Sai-wing first faces off against Da-hoi, leadingito theiultimate martial arts showdown when Sammo Hung launches his five animals against Lee Hoi-san's five elements kung-fu style!