The Magnificent Butcher (1998)





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Yuen Woo-ping directs this classic of the period kung fu epic. Butcher Wing (Sammo Hung) is the most talented and the most troublesome pupil of Master Wong (Kwan Tak-hing). One day while helping to stop a robbery, Butcher runs afoul of the power, and evil, Master Ko (Lee Hoi-sang), resulting eventually in a duel between Ko and Master Wong. Meanwhile, Butcher's long lost brother Lam Sai-kwong comes to town with his beautiful bride Yuet Mei. Master Ko's son Tai-hoi (Fung Hark-on) hoodwinks the country bumpkin into thinking that Butcher owes him a stack of money, taking Yuet Mei as payment. Just as Sai-kwong is about to take a flying leap off a bridge, he is saved by a wily beggar (Fan Mui-sang) with surprisingly good kung fu ability. Eventually, Sai-kwong, Butcher and the beggar unite to free Yuet Mei from Master Ko's clutches, only to create a whole new set of problems.
PG-13 (adult situations)
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Comedy
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Tai Seng


Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
as Porky Lang
Kwan Tak-Hing
as Master Wong
Lee Hoi Sang
as Master Ko
Fung Hark On
as Tai-hoi
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Critic Reviews for The Magnificent Butcher

All Critics (1)

Not a thoughtful story or meaningful character arc, but viewers who enjoy the grace and exhilaration of a good martial arts battle will find plenty to enjoy.

Full Review… | November 29, 2003
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for The Magnificent Butcher

Sammo Hung stars in a comedic kung-fu movie which obviously made to capitalize on the success of Drunken Master by featuring homeless drunk kung-fu master (and apparent Taoist folk hero), Beggar So. This wasn't very story-heavy and focused too much on the fighting (which was impressive though ? Sammo Hung is one of favs). The story was basically Sammo Hung's character was wrongly accused of raping and killing a rival master's daughter, so the master and his students try to beat up Hung's character.


One of Sammo's best starring roles. One of my all time favorite kung fu movies. Constant fights in this movie.

Galen Phillips
Galen Phillips

It looks here like they were going for a chop socky look, but apparently their budget was higher and it came out almost hi quality, accompanied by bad acting. Sam the Seed is in it though.

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