Dirty Ho (爛頭何)
Sunday Oct 21 07:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective
Directed by Liu Chia Liang. 1979. Hong Kong. 104 min. Cantonese with English subtitles.
Master martial arts moviemaker Liu Chia-liang wanted to make a movie about Chinese royalty's relation to the common people. He accomplished it with one of the greatest kung fu adventures ever made, incorporating at least three of the most brilliantly conceived and executed fight sequences ever caught on film. Wang Yu is the streetwise title character while the director's adopted brother, Gordon Liu Chia-hui, plays an incognito prince who uses Ho as a dupe to try avoiding court intrigue. Combining laughs and thrills, the monumental director adds to his legend with a film that only gets more impressive with each successive viewing.
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