Se diu ying hung ji dung sing sai jau (The Eagle Shooting Heroes) (1993)





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This parody, produced and acted by some of the top names in Hong Kong films, offers a send-up of martial arts films. The basic storyline is taken from the 1950's swordplay novel The Eagle Shooting Heroes by Louis Cha. Third Princess holds the imperial jade seal. She is being chased by two crazed Taiwanese who want that seal. Third Princess enlists the aid of a young swordsman and together they set out to find a powerful kung fu manual. They are followed by the swordsman's jealous lover, and by a beggar king who believes himself related to the princess. Along the way, they encounter several strange characters including an effeminate Indian Buddhist, a gay Taoist, and a gorgeous court magician. The film is filled with action, gymnastic feats, and pratfalls.
Art House & International , Comedy
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Jet Tone Production

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Carina Lau
as Chou Po-tung
Veronica Yip
as Ou-yang Feng's Cousin
Joey Wang
as Wang's Sweetheart
Tony Leung Chiu Wai
as Ou-yang Feng
Leslie Cheung
as Wang Yao-shih
Maggie Cheung
as Imperial Master
Jacky Cheung
as Hung Chi
Brigitte Lin
as Third Princess
Kenny Bee
as Wang Chung-yang, the Taoist
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Critic Reviews for Se diu ying hung ji dung sing sai jau (The Eagle Shooting Heroes)

All Critics (4)

This is one of the most enjoyable...action-fantasy-comedy-romances you are ever likely to see - a film that delivers the colorful costumes, acrobatic action, and supernatural thrills associated with the genre while adding a winning dose of humor.

Full Review… | March 9, 2009

Has a lot of great looking action, but it moves awfully fast and the comedy and acting is very, very broad

Full Review… | July 10, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

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August 11, 2005

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Se diu ying hung ji dung sing sai jau (The Eagle Shooting Heroes)


My understanding was (based on a dvd commentary from some other kung fu movie or another) that this was filmed while Ashes Of Time was on hiatus due to a lack of funding. So, it's not a parody of that film per say, though it uses the same cast and is directly named from the source novel (also called Legend Of The Condor Heroes). Like Ashes, it appears to be a prequel (no Guo Jing or Huang Rong) and also like that movie takes huuuuge libertites with those characters, only in the service of completely bat-shit comedy. Some of it works in a Looney Tunes / Benny Hill / Carol Burnett sort, and some of it doesn't. It's mostly incomprehensible nonsense, perhaps in part due to cultural differences, but then again, perhaps not. It takes some time to get into, and then after about an hour and a half it gets a little tiresome. Leslie Cheung and Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (one of two Tony Leungs who appear in both films) trade roles, while Jacky Cheung reprises the role of Hong Chi Gong, by now the leader of the Beggar Clan. Sammo Hung handles the fight scenes (Chin Kar Lok's name also in the credits), which is not obscured by blurry cam and editing, this time. It's mostly 90's wire-fu, which a lot of people complained about at the time. Wonder if they miss it now that it's been replaced by CGI.

George Isaacs
George Isaacs

Over the top Chinese/Taiwanese humour for the new millennium. If you've seen several of the old 60-70's Asian movies with flying Kung-fu, you'll appreciate this film. Several homosexual and cross-dressing jokes as well. Doesn't have a fluid storyline, but we all know the story anyway, so why bother when that only detracts from the pranks, pratfalls, and punches that make any martial-arts flick worth seeing? Best watched after that third goblet of rice wine. Oh, and that eagle in the title? It's just an overgrown sparrow from the Kroft Bros.

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan

(**): [img][/img] Colorful and action-packed but it goes too over-the-top. Fair at best.


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