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Legendary Weapons of China
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Legendary Weapons of China

1982
Drama, Action
1h 49m
A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens it's existence.
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89th
82
Further proof that Chia-Liang Liu makes the best kung fu movies.
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60th
63
I fell in love with Kara Hui watching this, and the variety of weapons seen in action here is a highlight, but the plot is barely coherent and uninteresting, and the fighting, while good, didn't wow me as in something like 8 Diagram Pole Fighter.
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31st
57
The choreography more than keeps up with Shaw Bros.' high standards, but that only barely makes up for the confusing and desultory script and poor non-combat editing, with its poorly-introduced characters and abjectly jarring cuts.
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66th
74
For all the hokey hocus pocus talk,the actual flashes&smoke&theatrics of the magic side are executed well to give extravagant elaborate setpieces that demand attention.ChiangLiangLiu was a veteran of action direction at this point&the extra effects thrown into the combat make every fight a standout event. Besides the effects, theres an abundant mix of vertical action (shimmying up between two walls high jumps, roof antics etc.) that provide a vibrant punch of flair
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74th
90
The story is all over the place like the script was thrown in a blender and then put back together, but the fight scenes are excellent, and that's mostly what this movie consists of. I almost think they made the non-action scenes as nondescript as possible so that the action scenes stick out more. There are many cool examples of special effects, acrobatics and martial arts on display, and I believe that that was the whole point of the movie, like a big exhibition.
Avg Percentile 60.20% from 74 total ratings
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Director: Chia_Liang_LiuChia-Liang Liu
Genres: DramaAction
Runtime: 1h 49m
Languages: MandarinCantonese
Country: Hong Kong
AKAs: 18 Legendary Weapons of China, Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu, Shih ba pan wu yi

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