Lang tzu yi chao (1978)

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The plot deals with a search for a valuable pearl, dubbed the Buddha's Relic, which is sold to an unwitting Japanese emissary by a corrupt Ching Dynasty prince who seeks to steal it back for his own purposes.


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4 October 2012 | trashgang
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| a few good fighting scene's
If you are collection VHS and especially Dutch VHS then you certainly will come across old kung-fu movies, martial art it is. Dragon Video is one of those VHS labels that are hunted worldwide for martial art collectors because a lot of those movies aren't available on DVD.

Doing flea markets I came across a seller who was selling a lot of kung-fu stuff and he had a shoe box full of Dragon Video DVD's. I had never seen them before and the price was very cheap.

Some were still in cellophane and I could guess that it was a VHS rip-off copied on DVD's. And it was. Not that I mind because they mostly survive the time, VHS mostly don't.

The Legendary Strike was clearly a VHS copy on DVD but it still looked great. I'm not really into martial art flicks but as I said before, VHS collecting you sometimes come across them.

What surprised me was that I could watch it the whole time without reaching for the fast forward button. It isn't that hard to follow but watch clearly the first minutes to understand what is really going on. There are a few fight scene's that are worth mentioning. Some are done even in slo-mo. There's no blood to find or even gore, a thing common in some brutal martial arts. Most collectors are searching this for Angela Mao, not uncommon in martial art flicks and you don't see women that much as a fighter. Mao was one of the first women to make that sort of break-through in the film industry, her career was impressive but didn't take that long.

The flick itself didn't became a classic but still is worth watching. It did stand the time maybe it didn't had special effects except for the flying through the air, a classic thing.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 1/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5

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