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The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter

1984
Drama, Action
1h 38m
The Yangs are a well-known family of soldiers in the service of the government but are betrayed by a government official conspiring with the Mongols. All of the Yang family males except the 4th, 5th, and 6th brothers are killed (played by Hsiao Ho (actor), Gordon Liu and Fu Sheng respectively). 4th brother is captured by the Liao and is not mentioned again (in the source story he marries a Liao princess and returns). (Wikipedia)
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100
This is my all time favourite martial arts movie. Stunning work from all involved, especially Gordon Liu, who was at the peak of his powers here. The final fight must be seen to be believed. #10 in my all time top 10.
Rated
97th
92
This movie is a dentist's nightmare.
Rated
95th
93
Even before Tarantino, Lau Kar Leung and Gordon Liu demonstrate here an ability to learn from their past successes and Shaw Brothers classics to put together a film that celebrates its progenitors. While the plot rehashes Liu's past films, this film brings a balletic sensibility to its choreography and blocking along with a gorgeous operatic aesthetic to go even further. A quirky sense of humor tops the whole thing off wonderfully. It teaches a lesson, too: Tartar buildup leads to tooth loss.
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93rd
97
Beautiful! Bellissimo! They knock people's teeth out with their poles! They fight and Gordon Liu has such control he gets his opponent to help him form a yin yang on the floor out of lamps and pillows! This movie, for all its low budget problems (all the better for it) is the best choreographed martial arts movie I've seen. There's such a punch to everything because of how it's timed and how your emotions get built up.
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98th
98
This is a fantastic martial arts movie, and the pole fighting Liu does towards the end is perhaps the finest put on film.
Avg Percentile 70.31% from 239 total ratings
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Director: Chia_Liang_LiuChia-Liang Liu
Genres: DramaAction
Runtime: 1h 38m
Languages: MandarinCantonese
Country: Hong Kong
AKAs: Eight Diagram Pole Fighter, Invincible Pole Fighter, Wu lang ba gua gun

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