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雜家高手 (1979)
The Dragon, the Hero

Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 07/07/2011

For something that was obviously shot for little more than what you paid to rent the DVD, The Dragon the Hero is actually not that bad of a movie. Oh, yes, it's nothing up to the level of the better kung fu flicks out there, and there is enough cheese present (especially via the terrible English dub) to cover Pizza Hut's output for a month, but this is a surprisingly competent and assured picture from a director better known for hastily cutting and pasting different films together so he could re-sell them to foreign distributors.

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: Frank Lakatos
Date: 02/08/2006
Summary: John Liu's best old school movie

One of John Liu's best old school movies, with top notch choreography and a crazy script, scriptwise, an influence that he would carry onto his independant features. Although there are a few gimmicks here and there, this movie is packed with well choreographed kung fu scenes, and Philip Ko rounds off everything as the villain. Dragon Lee was probably hired by Godfrey Ho, for the reason of promoting his Korean movies that were being ripped off by Ho and his Asso Asia at the time. Everyone, from Liu, who's hand work is terrific and his kicking in top precision and acrobatic form, to Tino Wong, to Dragon Lee, who ripps some beautiful mid air chain kicks, are all in top form. Dragon Lee's nifty finger chucks are use dto a great effect in this movie. Highly recommended. The music stock scores are great an dthe movie is beautifully shot, again proving that Godfrey Ho can make a decent movie when he wants to. 4/5

Reviewed by: pjshimmer
Date: 04/22/2003

The good news: it's exactly what you'd expect from a John Liu movie. The bad news: it's exactly what you'd expect from a John Liu movie. The bottom line: it's exactly what you'd expect from a John Liu movie.


Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 04/07/2002
Summary: Enjoyable and even jaw-dropping

There's a whole bunch of top-notch fu talent here, and it works well. I was puzzled at Dragon Lee's fairly minor support role here (given that he is billed as the co-star on the video box) , but perhaps this was one of his early films.

John Liu and Philip Ko are a superb match for fights. Liu's kicking is jaw-dropping, and Ko's mixture of styles is impressive. Dragon Lee tries his hardest to ape Bruce Lee's style and, together with Tino Wong, provide pretty good punching and kicking support. I wasn't able to ID the white-faced sick rich man, but his fu stands up pretty well too. And there's another unknown actor who does a copy of Simon Yuen's famous Drunken Master character.

The story provides enough pace and interest inbetween these fights to hold interest. Recommended.

Reviewer Score: 8

Reviewed by: natty
Date: 05/14/2001
Summary: One of Old Wonderfuls

This movie is one of my top choices in old kungfu movies. Very nice choreography. And the story makes sense. I need say no more but this movie is Good .Try it and you won't be disapointed.