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Lau Kar Wing‘s Treasure Hunters (aka Master of Disaster, 1981) is an interesting beast – directed by younger brother of Kung Fu Legend (and IOC fave) Lau Kar Leung (see here & here) and written by wacky Great Scenes veteran Wong Jing (here here and here), it’s a festival of fu that’s a family affair all the way round – just in time for the holidays! Wing – who would later become a frequent collaborator of Sammo Hung – wasn’t nearly as prolific or epic as his brother, content with being an actor and choreographer, but of his Shaw Brothers output as director this is by far the best, largely due to this scene – one of the great WTF fights ever! Featuring Yeung Jing Jing as a mute hit-woman, über-villain Wang Lung Wei and perpetual-monk Gordon Lau, it’s highlighted by the pairing of charismatic Fu Sheng (who would die tragically 2 years later) with real-life brother Cheung Chin Pang. You can tell they’re having a fantastic time, and it’s infectious – once you get past the very broad comedy and crazy musical cues. Happy Holidays![admin note: the poster on IMDB page erroneously features Moon Lee and Jackie Chan‘s face, and looks to be a poster for an altogether different movie!]

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December 22, 2011   No Comments

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