War of the Shaolin Temple (aka 13 poles from Shaolin) is a great flick for 1980. This is not done in the "punch-pause" style from what I saw.
Sure, it's no IP Man Jet Li Jackie Chan stuff, and of course it focuses on your usual revenge plot, but the fighting, story and scenery are great.
The drunken monk in the cave is awesome.
I was in my 20's when I used to watch black belt theater late at night. I've seen lots of cheesy fu flicks in the past 40 years (some of which I like) but this is not one of them.
I watched the English dubbed version. Nice clear picture.
No, it's not drunken master or venoms, but its still a good movie.
I would say this movie is a recommended watch...
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