Descendant of the Sun 日劫 (1983) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
|Cherie Chung | Derek Yee | Gu Kwoon Ching | Long Tian Xiang | Chor Yuen
|Mandarin / Cantonese
|English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Bahasa (Malaysia), Bahasa (Indonesia)
|Country of Origin:
|3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan)
|Intercontinental Video (HK)
* Special Features:
- Photo Gallery
Celebrated director Chu Yuan helms Descendant of The Sun, a superman meets Hercules ala old style martial art film. Derek Yee, is a magic solar baby sent Earthbound by a benevolent god, raised by an old carpenter, has martial art superpowers and "green kryptonite" loses them during solar eclipses. That's when the evil baby counterpart shows up. Demon-paced martial arts action by Jackie Chan's kung-fu classmates Yuan Pin and Yuen Hua compliments Toho Studio style special optical effects.
Chik meets up with a stranger while on the run. The stranger, Cheuk Yi-fan (Alexander Fu), secretly carries hidden wrist knives and is obsessed with hunting down his enemies for revenge for the murder of his wife and family. Chik Ming-sing is suspicious of the mysterious Cheuk, even when Cheuk does not hesitate to help him kill the other Eagle Clan members who are chasing him for leaving the bandit clan.
Not knowing that Cheuk Yi-fan is the son of the family Chik and the other Eagles robbed and murdered, Chik Ming-sing confesses his evil doings to him one evening. Chik reveals that he has vowed to change his ways after that incident by killing Eagle Chief Yoh and the entire bandit clan. He also reveals that he is searching for the husband of the woman he killed so that he can die at his hands to atone for Chik's crimes..