Magnificent Butcher (1979)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Comedy, Drama

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A plump butcher student of Wong Fei Hung, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as Five Dragons and is accused of raping the head of that school's ... See full summary »

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  • Mei Sheng Fan in Magnificent Butcher (1979)
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  • Tak-Hing Kwan and Hoi Sang Lee in Magnificent Butcher (1979)
  • Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Mei Sheng Fan in Magnificent Butcher (1979)

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Woo-Ping Yuen


Edward Tang, Jing Wong

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6 December 2008 | ed_two_o_nine
| Kung Fu / Comedy Gold
I really like this movie for a number of reasons. Way back in my early teens this was the first time I found the legend that it Samo Hung, and his magnificent brand of kung fu comedy. This film holds up well today probably because of the stellar crew behind the scenes including the legend Woo-Ping Yuen. Hung here plays Butcher Wing' the apprentice in a dojo who constantly finds himself caught up in mischief. Wing gets caught up in a series of events that conspire to make him enemy no.1 and lead to some truly amazing fight sequences that truly have to be seen to be believed. Where this film is a departure from the traditional historic kung fu movie is there are no grand themes or sense of the epic just a nice tight small story and some incredible scenes all laced with some incredible physicality both of the violent and comedic nature. A true kung fu classic. Enjoy it again and again.

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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