Odd Couple (1979)
Reviewed by: Gaijin84 on 2010-06-25
Summary: Weapons at their best...
With its dream cast, Odd Couple is a classic kung fu film with some of the best weapon-work you'll ever see on screen. Sammo Hung and Lau Kar-Wing shine as they display their mastery of the sabre and spear in scene after scene. The choreography is top-notch, and just when you thought you'd seen it all, Leung Kar-Yan enters and is absolutely blistering with the kwan dao. For overall weapon work, I think this might even surpass Liu Chia-Liang classic "Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu" in quality. There are a couple parts that are very under cranked, but that can be forgiven looking at the overall brilliance otherwise. Some good comedy as well, especially the scene with the two Peking Opera fighters and the choreography set to the traditional stage instruments. Very inventive and funny. If you can afford it by now, get as quality a version as is available, most likely the Hong Kong Legends DVD. It's well worth the addition to your library.

Reviewer Score: 9