陸小鳳之決戰前後
The Duel of the Century (1981)


Reviewed by: MrBooth
Date: 01/16/2006
Summary: 6/10 - a decent enough Chor Yuen/Gu Long film

Based on the same source as CLAN OF AMAZONS, with many of the same characters (played by different actors). The plot is typical Gu Long - waaaay too many characters and more twists and intrigues than Agatha Christie's entire output, but somehow I managed to follow everything that was happening and enjoyed the film a lot. The rooftop duel referred to in the title is also referenced in Stephen Chiau's FORBIDDEN CITY COP and Andrew Lau's THE DUEL - which I might have to watch again to see if it's actually a remake of DOTC. Recommended for fans of the CY/GL collaborations. The film has more comedy than other films from the duo.

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 12/07/2004
Summary: Before "The DUEL" in 2000 was made

YEs this is the orignal movie which gave the premise to THE DUEL, though almost completely different movies, the similarities are easy to pick up

The problem i had with this movie is it's many plot twists and the name of the character,i was confused at times and wasn't quite sure who each character was.

Apart from this the movie was quite enetertaining, the action was a little better than average, and LAu Wing breezes easily through his role as the charismatic detective
Lu Xiaofeng

One of the better kung fu mystery movies made by SB

7/10