Buddha’s Palm (如來神掌)
Thursday Oct 25 07:30 PM
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective
Directed by Taylor Wong. 1982. Hong Kong. 93 min Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles.
In the arsenal of classic martial arts secret weapons, there is none more lethal than the Buddha's Palm, a technique by which an ordinary hand is transformed into a formidable force. Ku, a blind recluse living in a cave, knows its secret, which attracts all kinds of mayhem, from giant birds to magic pearls, miraculous orchids, and a wide array of good and evil knights. Thus is the enchanted world of Buddha's Palm, a top Shaw Brothers action hit of 1982, and a movie that stands at the cutting edge between the modern and post-modern eras of Hong Kong martial arts cinema (complete with laser swords!) Derek Yee excels in the role of a scarred swordsman who learns the secret of the Buddha's Palm, with Alex Man Chi-leung as his blind mentor. Hui Ying-hung, first winner of the Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actress, and Yu An-an are on hand to demonstrate just what a woman's touch can accomplish.
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