23 October 2004 | KnatLouie
Thai-boxing done as boring as possible..
I bought this cheap in a double-pack with "Ninja vs. Ninja", and watched it with audio commentary by Ric Meyers (Hong Kong film expert) on, since it was possible, and the story didn't make any sense (even the audio commentator says so! He also told the viewers to not feel tempted to watch it without audio commentary!) Totally incomprehensible plot.
The first 30 minutes is directed Chang Cheh and takes place in Hong Kong or something like that, and is about a guy who fights bad guys. It is done okay, but still boring. The rest of the film is directed by Feng Lu, and the story suddenly goes to Thailand, where a young man has to win the Thai-boxing championship, and as the audio commentator says, from the 45 minute point to the 1h 15m-point, NOTHING HAPPENS! People just walk around making redundant observations, and make boring relationships etc..I had a hard time watching this, and I usually watch a LOT of these 80's Asian low budget-flicks..
But finally in the last half hour or so, we have some good fighting scenes (there's a fighter with a hilarious ugly blue-ink "tattoo" on his chest, which I found to be the highlight of the film)...but apart from the ending, and the gay bad guy played by the always good Ti Lung, who appears somewhere during the first half hour, there's not much to be said about this movie..
Seeing this is not recommendable, unless you fast forward to the gay bad guy, and the fighting at the end...everything else is just BORING!