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蛇貓鶴混形掌 (1980)
Lackey and the Lady Tiger

Reviewed by: pjshimmer
Date: 05/20/2002

I liked this movie. It's fairly entertaining and never takes itself too seriously. Amusing scenes where Mars throws a poor cat way up in the air REPEATEDLY in order to observe how it lands. The whole throwing sequence it shot, and you get to see just how a cat behaves in the air. Mars then practices the cat style of landing (and fighting). That poor cat must have gotten air-sick.

The plot is very typical. Boy knows no kung fu, boy gets picked on by punks who know little kung fu, boy thinks a girl (Tien Niu) is a boy, boy learns kung fu from a master, boy teches punks lesson, villain comes in, master gets in trouble, boy comes to rescue, and boy discovers the girl is a girl after all.


Reviewed by: SBates
Date: 02/07/2001
Summary: The Seasonal Formula

Another good, if slightly assembly-line, film from Seasonal. Mars is a sprightly kung fu kid who has a running fued with a young girl who's disguised as a boy (actress unknown, though she performs well). Her dad is Shek Kin, who teaches Mars his Dragon pole so he get back at the local bullies. Enter Wong Jing Li, as a convict out to avenge those who wronged him (I think; I saw an undubbed print and couldn't totally figure out that thread of the plot). Anyway, Mars uses a ''cat style'' he devises from tossing his pet kitten around (!) and observing his landing skills. e uses his new moves to beat Wong in a fine finale.