The Victim (Shen bu you ji) Reviews
Yuen Biao is uncredited as body-double during acrobatic scenes etc.
Chun (Bryan Leung) was adopted as little orphan boy under heavy rain by a humble rich man who already had a mean young son. Chun has developed into fine kung fu fighter who is on the run with his newly wedded wife from his stepbrother who is crazily after the girl they both liked - a young man named Fatty (Sammo Hung) is out on challenging everybody and if defeated he would become the student of his - one fine day Fatty spots Chun helping an old man to from being crushed by a loaded cart, Fatty challenges him but is defeated however Chun is not interested in his matter since he is worried about circumstances surrounding him - Fatty follows them everywhere and vows to be on-guard for his would-be master from goons of his step-brother.
This is the only film that saddened me with some of its emtional scenes in the mid of the film - excellent terror placed by the villanous character and perfect job of carving out a character of Chun who finds himself in a burning furnace; when he promised his dying master to be guide and protector of his only son (who is himself determined to kill Chun). Fight scenes are exceptionally well-done, especially that long climax fight, that according to Bryan Leung had made him feel exhausted and for which he did not seek body-double efforts of Yuen Biao for acrobatic scenes. If you are craving for story+action fights, this is it my friend!
(1980) The Victim
(In Chinese with English subtitles)
Directed and starred by Sammo Hung (Hung Kam Bo) which states the situation about a brother picked up when he was an orphan and at the same time hated by the father's biological son who even tried to take his wife away who they both have the exact same kung fu style of using the fists except that the star was a better fighter. This nonsensical plot is nothing more than to showcase some amazing acrobatic martial arts when Sammo was still in his prime. So basically this rating is for the "kung fu" and not the plot.
3 out of 4
Pretty damn gd story for a martial arts movie as well. Funny too.