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The Victim (Shen bu you ji) (1980)

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Sammo Hung Kam-po spins this old school kung-fu flick. Chan-wing (Hung) is an unruly fighter determined to get martial arts master Leung Chun-yau (Leung Kar-yan) as his teacher. Leung, however, is up to his ears in his own problems and the last thing he needs is an undisciplined lad to make trouble. Leung's older brother, Jo-wing (Chang Yi), is such a thug that he tried to rape Leung's wife, Yuet-yi (Fanny Wang), on their wedding night. Though Jo-wing fled immediately after the incident, Leung and his wife have been fretting over the inevitable reunion between the two siblings. They finally meet again when Leung's father is on his deathbed. While Leung and Jo-wing uneasily stare at each other during their father's final gasps of life, Jo-wing's henchmen are plotting a trap. Leung is almost killed until Yuet-yi steps in and disavows her husband in exchange that Jo-wing promise to spare his life. Burning with cold fury, Leung agrees to train Chan-wing while plotting his revenge.
Rating:
R (violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama
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Tai Seng

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A Hung Kam-Bo choreographed fight is a beautiful thing. This early example, in which he directs and co-stars as well, is definitely a cut above the average martial arts film of the era; a bit more attention to story and character than usual plus, again, those astonishing martial dances.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour

This is a pretty good Kung Fu Film film back in 1980, but its not your run of the mill Kung Fu Flim, its mpore then that. Its a different approach to Kung Fu, one of the biggest Kung Fu actors I have ever seen is in this film and he can move, he does stuff I have never seen on Kung Fu Movies. He becomes the apprentice of a Kung Fu expert. There are great fight scenes. Its worth 3 stars, its old school kung fu so those fans will enjoy and rate highter. I'll give it 3 stars.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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Stars Leung Ka-Yan in a rare role as a good guy. I don't know why he didn't get more of these, as he is pretty sweet as a leading man. Sammo directs this dark but still very funny kung fu movie. If there's a master of old school kung fu fight choreography with a very brutal edge, make no mistake it's Sammo Hung.

Jason Anderson
Jason Anderson

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