LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA

Lau Kar-leung, Hong Kong, 1982, Celestial, Martial Arts

“Lau-Kar Leung doesn’t just make up ideas for movies, he uses real events from different periods in China as the basis for most of his films and this is no exception. It ranks up there with the absolute best in the company of EIGHT DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER and 36TH CHAMBER. Yes it is that good. I have never seen so many weapons used so well in such a short period of time.” (JJ Hatfield, City On Fire)

“At the dawn of the 20th century during the Boxer Rebellion, a secret sect of mystical martial artists try to train their students to survive western gunfire. A viewer's reaction to LEGENDARY WEAPONS really depends on what they look for in martial arts cinema. If it's a grim and gritty revenge-driven romp of the kind Tarantino favors, this film might not be for you. If you are open to the possibility of a quirky but ambitious combo of kung fu, comedy, philosophy and humanistic ideals, this film stands as the most ambitious of its type. It is a rare treat.” (Andrew Pragasam, The Spinning Image)

@2000 CELESTIAL PICTURES LTD. ALL RIGHT RESERVED

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Details

  • 109 min.
  • Color
  • 2.35:1

Formats

  • DCP

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