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少林傳人 (1983)
Shaolin Prince

Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 11/15/2004
Summary: better than average

What sets this movie for myself above average than your usual SB kung fu movies is the action but also the 3 "dumb" masters, i found these characters quite funny and likeable.

The way that they killed the ghost ruined some of the realitiy of the movie though.The old special effects doesnt make that scene any better


Reviewed by: MrBooth
Date: 10/22/2004
Summary: 8/10

**** SHAOLIN PRINCE: The directorial debut of one of the greatest martial arts choreographers of all time, Tang Chia, is a manic comedy wire-fu extravaganza in the same vein as Buddha's Palm or Zu Warriors (etc), featuring lots of inventive fight scenes and some goofy special effects. The comedy is often rather goofy, but I found it quite pleasing in this film - and it's nice to see Ti Lung get a relatively comedic role for a change. He's quite charming as the goofy good-natured monk who doesn't know that he's actually the heir to an usurped throne (yeah, it's one of those stories). Derek Yee gives a straighter but equally satisfying performance as his younger brother.

Reviewer Score: 8

Reviewed by: pjshimmer
Date: 11/22/2002

Pretty fun stuff from the Shaw Brothers. When you have Tang Chia, Yuen Bun, Yuen Wah and Huang Pei Chih doing the action, something good is bound to result. Features some innovative weapons and action sequences. The finale takes place on a very interesting set. Nowhere near as intricate or intriguing as the Bastard Swordsman, but better than average.

BTW, when are they going to figure out that Ti Lung at 37 years of age is too old to play an 18 year old?