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佛山贊先生 (1978)
The Descendant of Wing Chun

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 04/04/2006

This one has no subtitles, and quite a lot of plotting seemed to be going on, which we couldn't follow. However, it is a historical action film with a reasonable quota of fight scenes, some of which are great. They are spaced a far distance apart in places, with lots of dark sneers and conspiratorial looks in between. I'm not entirely sure, but I think a young-looking Adam Cheng appears.

Reviewer Score: 4

Reviewed by: pjshimmer
Date: 12/07/2002
Summary: Forgettable

Pretty forgettable stuff with Li Hai Sheng and Melvin Wong starring. This was made at the height of the popularity of wing chun and Leung Tsan, and it isn't one of the standouts. But it isn't too bad either.


Reviewed by: MrBooth
Date: 08/17/2002

The plot for the movie is difficult to summarise, because it is rather complicated, and not particularly focussed. At heart though, you have 2 Wing Chun masters and their 2 students, and 2 deadly eagle claw-wielding bad guys.

Each group follows their own separate stories, has their own trials and tribulations, but their paths are gradually converging...

It's quite difficult (and not necessarily rewarding) to follow what's going on, but it makes for reasonable entertainment - and an excuse for a bunch of fights, naturally. Choreography is not bad, though there is nothing particularly new or special going on (to my untrained eyes). I alwasys like a chance to see Fung Hak On in action though, and his role is pretty substantial here :)

Reviewer Score: 5