|Lau Kar Leung
|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
Master Wang is actually the 11th prince of Manchuria in disguise. Posing as a sophisticated jewellery dealer and connoisseur of fine art and wine, the prince is trying to determine which of the other 14 heirs to the throne is trying to assassinate him. A jewel thief, Dirty Ho (Wong Yue) runs afoul of the prince, who uses Wong Yue to help him flush out his enemies.
Wang is a martial arts expert, but in order to conceal his identity he systematically hides his skills, even as he deploys them.
In the opening sequence of the film proper (after a title sequence which already features two highly abstract fight sequences by the principals) Wang encounters a jewel thief named Dirty Ho at a brothel. They come into conflict by vying with one another for the attentions of the courtesans. Dirty Ho, who is not too bright, can't figure out why his efforts to fight with the seemingly cowardly, effete Wang inevitably result in clumsy disaster. It is Wang, of course, who skillfully deflects Ho into tripping over chairs and so forth.
In a later confrontation with Ho, Wang pretends that a female musician is his "bodyguard", invisibly manipulating the bewildered woman's arms, legs and musical instrument in order to make her fight with Ho and eventually to graze him in the forehead with a poisoned blade.