Holy Flame of the Martial World (武林聖火令)
Thursday Nov 01 07:30 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 Chin-Ku Lu. 1983. Hong Kong. 85 min. Cantonese with English subtitles.
This magnificent "Martial Arts World" epic marked the true arrival of actor/producer/writer/director Lu Chun-ku. Although he made popular action films such as The Master and Ambitious Kung Fu Girl, it was with this eye-filling epic (which he co-wrote as well as directed) that Chin-Ku Lu really hit his stride. Kuo Chue both co-stars and choreographs this impressive tale of a brother and sister taking revenge for the death of their parents through the mythical yin/yang Holy Flame technique. This showcase for Kuo's skills led to a vaunted "action director" career with the cult classic Brotherhood of the Wolf to his credit. Mok Siu-chung, soon to co-star in many of the celebrated Once Upon A Time In China films, plays the noble son confronting danger and duplicity at every turn.
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