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March 12, 2014
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.
July 26, 2013
The Victim (Shen bu you ji) directed and co-starring Sammo Hung with Bryan Leung Kar Yan.
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!
½ September 25, 2012
A must see for kung fu fans. A genre classic.
½ July 29, 2012
The Victim has some intriguing plot twists and a few somewhat humorous moments but overall the story is poorly written and the humor is typically cheesy and just lame. The comedy isn't as bad as the many similar films (such as Sammo Hung's other kung fu comedies) so it does deserve points for at least being tolerable and even laugh-out-loud funny for a moment or two. Luckily, the stunning choreography is among the best of the genre. It is absolutely amazing and well worth the films' other shortcomings.
June 8, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012

(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
½ March 20, 2012
A Sammo Hung classic that was unfortunately only available on a crappy dvd transfer, but by this point I'm used to seeing some of these however I can. He shares the screen with Leung Ka-Yan, who between this and Hong Kong Godfather has earned another fan in me. But it's Sammo's movie, with another fine job as both director and action star. The action and comedy would have carried the film but there are some surprising plot twists as well that I didn't suspect in such a movie.
November 16, 2011
A fun old school Kung fu flick from sammo hung. Awesome action and a storyline with many twists to keep you interested
½ November 9, 2011
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.
December 31, 2010
Leung Kar Yan is a beast. Check out the finale. If you love old school kung fu, this is heaven!
½ June 13, 2010
Very old movie, but an entertaining early works of Sammo Hung. 3 section staff fight was cool.
Pretty damn gd story for a martial arts movie as well. Funny too.
Super Reviewer
October 4, 2009
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.
December 24, 2008
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.
October 15, 2008
Martial Arts Classic!
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