A fun-filled ‘80s reboot of the classic ‘60s Shaw Brothers series, featuring super-extending legs delivering kicks from a distance, dwarfs that squirt Alien-like acid pus from their spots, and pet dragons. There’s direct reference to Hollywood fantasy output of the time, particularly Star Wars and Superman:The Movie. Ku Han-hun (Alex Man Chi-leung)---upon finding his master near death after locking himself away in the hall of a Thousand Buddhas---carries out his revenge against the entire kung fu community. He does a pretty good job using his master’s Buddha’s Palm technique---a style that amounts to holding a martial art stance while animated palms and swastikas (in their original Buddhist context) emanate from his hands. In fact only four clan heads can withstand this self-christened ‘Evil Fire God’s’ power. After a terrible battle at Tianshan these four hold fast against Han-hun, and leave him for dead. And that’s just the opening credits.
In Cantonese & Mandarin w/Eng.subtitles.
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