Hong Wending san po bai lian jiao (Fists of the White Lotus) (Clan of the White Lotus) (1980)





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As a sequel to Executioners from Shaolin, this standard kung-fu actioner features Liu Jiahui as the fighter Hong Wending whose friends have been killed by the seditious White Lotus Society. He wants revenge. In order to prepare himself for the great confrontation with the head of the White Lotus fighters, White Eyebrow--otherwise known as Pai Mei--who has two remarkable skills: He can achieve weightlessness and he can draw his reproductive organs up into his stomach in order to protect them. Wending is trained by a woman (Hui Yinghong) in how to use her more flexible style of combat. From his boss, he also learns the secret of acupuncture points that are connected with specific parts of the body. Armed with needles placed in his braided hair, he is ready to shut down his opponent like a toy whose batteries are disabled. His opponent, it so happens, is an aged abbot (played by director Lo Lieh) who looks like he could not harm a fly. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
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Liu Chia-Hui
as Hung Wen-ting
Lieh Lo
as Abbot of White Lotus
Hui Ying-hung
as Piao's Wife

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Definitely one of the first Shaw Brothers movies one should scope out if you're exploring these old films. It has all the great fight choreography, vivid characters, and comedy you'll be looking for. And as mentioned, the villain is amazing.

Daniel Tuttle
Daniel Tuttle

Above average old school martial arts film. Clever in setting up the necessity of our hero's learning a lighter feminine style of Kung Fu in order to triumph.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour

[img]http://www.carly.clara.net/fistwhitelotus_cover.jpg[/img] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white]Hong Wen-Ting is an established student of the Shaolin Temple. The violent and corrupt Lotus Clan have attacked and slain many Shaolin Monks. Hong Wen-Ting and his brother slay the master of the Lotus Clan, Pai Mei. They believe this will be the end of the daunting Lotus Clan; however, Pai Mei’s cousin, Bak Mei, arrives to assist the Lotus clan in obtaining revenge. Bak Mei slays Hong’s brother and spares his life on several occasions. Hong continues to train to try and overthrow the viscous and invincible Bak Mei.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white]“I can handle all of you without using weapons.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white]Lo Leih, director of Devil and Angel, The Magnificent, Edge of Darkness, and Hong Kong Godfather, delivers Fists of the White Lotus. Lo Leih is better known for his magnificent martial arts. He delivers a wonderful storyline and choreographed scenes in this film. He also makes a few appearances in the film, including one fight scene versus Liu. Leih brilliantly utilizes the great Gordon Liu. It is unfortunate he did not create more titles.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white]“How dare you challenge me with your so called kung fu.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white]The fight versus Pai Mei during the opening credits, the Shaolin fighting the swordsman during diner, Bak Mei counting down after administering the 7 palms of death technique, Bak Mei destroying Shaolin soldiers and slaying Han’s brother, Bak Mei slaying the field workers, the crane style training scenes, the second fight versus Bak Mei, Hong learning the woman style, the practice scenes on the paper dummies, Hong fighting the swordsman bodyguards, the “pulse” analogy, the guinea pig reference, Liu vs. Lo Leih, the use of acupuncture during the final fight, and the hair pin through the hands scene were amongst the better portions of the film.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white]“You fight like a spoiled brat.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white]Gordon Liu is one of the greatest martial arts stars of all time. Fists of the White Lotus is his greatest work. This storyline is wonderful. Bak Mei was a wonderful villain. There was also a magnificent array of techniques on display throughout the film. The film also displayed several defeats by the hero, which is rare in this genre of film. Fists of the White Lotus is a rare film I would recommend to those dipping their toe into the martial arts genre. This film is an all time classic in the Bruce Lee mold.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white]“What’s wrong with you, you are acting strange?”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Arial][size=3][color=white][/color][/size][/font] [size=3][font=Arial][color=white]Grade: A+ [/color][/font][/size] [color=white][/color]

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

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