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Legendary Weapons of China 十八般武藝 (1982) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) - Neo Film Shop

Legendary Weapons of China 十八般武藝 (1982) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)


Artist Name(s):

Gordon Liu

Lau Kar Leung

Alexander Fu

Director: Lau Kar Leung
Release Date: 2010-01-23
Language: Mandarin / Cantonese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Bahasa (Malaysia), Bahasa (Indonesia)
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC 
Sound Information: Dolby Digital
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) 
Publisher: Intercontinental Video (HK)
Package Weight: 140 (g)

* Special Features:
- Trailer
- Photo Gallery

Legendary Weapons of China (aka Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu) is a 1982 martial arts fantasy film directed by Lau Kar-Leung. It takes place during the late Qing Dynasty when Empress Dowager Cixi dispatches her agents to various factions of the Boxer Rebellion in order to find supernatural martial artists that are invulnerable to western bullets. When one of the leaders of these groups disbands his forces, assassins from the remaining factions are sent out to kill him for his apparent treason. As the title of the film suggests, a great variety of fights take place involving the "legendary weapons."

Although Lau Kar-Leung is known for showing "real Kung-Fu" in his films, he does take some artistic license by incorporating elements of Taoist Maoshan folk magic with hand-to-hand combat. This is similar to what he did in another of film of his, Heroes of the East (or "Challenge of the Ninja").

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