Mo yu fei long (Stone Age Warriors) (1991)
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Stanley Tong, in his directorial debut, announces the arrival of a thoroughly enjoyable new talent with a campy, comedic, stunt-filled thriller. Determined to discover if the man whose life she insured is really dead, Lucy Wong (Nina Li), an insurance investigator, travels to New Guinea--where he disappeared--with his daughter, Eko Nakamura (Elaine Lui), a kung-fu movie actress. The two women, aided by Lung Fei (Fan Siu-Wang), an able martial artist they meet along the way, brave warring aboriginal clans, treasure-hunting mercenary scoundrels, animal attacks, and other deadly perils of the jungle. Lui and Fan are a pleasingly acrobatic tandem during the film's many fight scenes, while Li's work as the not-quite-combat-ready city slicker lends the film an enjoyable edge of slapstick comedy. Director Tong, who also wrote the script, secured an indisputable backbone of verisimilitude for STONE AGE WARRIORS by filming it on location among the aboriginal headhunters of New Guinea (it became the first commercial film to do so) and by convincing his actors to work without stunt doubles. The outtakes of the actresses doing their own perilous stunts, shown at the film's close, provide an amazing and alarming final thrill. … More
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One of those movies where I was expecting something which it wasn?t. Chas Balun wrote offhandedly in Beyond Horror Holocaust that this was a hidden gem, so I?ve been trying to see it since. I think, since it was Balun who mentioned it, I wasn?t out of my mind to expect a gorefest. However, what I got was an entertaining kung fu film set in the jungle with the dude who played Ricky. The scenes with the gila monsters has to be seen to be believed. In short, a good movie if you don?t expect it to be a cannibal film.
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