As mentioned earlier, it is only the finale that disappoints through the broader playing of the characters. Posted on January 27, 2011 by JJ Bona "Clan of the White Lotus" Chinese Theatrical Poster . This entry was posted on January 26, 2017 at 12:00 am and is filed under Martial Arts, Movie Reviews. Lo Lieh’s direction is serviceable. This movie had me chasing the wind for week. Film Review: Clan of the White Lotus (1980) by Lo Lieh. Executioners of Shaolin is one of the classic kung-fu films, and created the quintessential white-haired-master-you-should-not-dick-with in … Only negative is the annoying slapstick character (you'll know him when you see him). Directed by Lo Lieh. She teaches him that his Crane and Tiger stances must be abetted with tender, woman like strokes like that of threading a needle in order to have a comprehensive and effective fighting arsenal. Lo Lieh played Pai Mei in the original so despite being the brother here, he is essentially playing the same role.
There is nothing that makes it stand out and as such leaves the main focus (the action) to his perfectly capable assistants. It’s back to school time, so it’s a great time to Get Schooled with some Shaw Brothers training films during Shawtember (as if you needed an excuse to watch your favorite Shaw films!). Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2017, I can say anything else besides I love this movie, Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2017. Never seen that in a martial arts film before. This idea is foundational in martial arts training, and it’s the reason life-long practitioners continue to practice and mature in their art. Remarkable performance by Lo Lieh as White Lotus. Ben Stykuc. 21 Sep Clan of the White Lotus Review by Silver Emulsion Film Reviews. Fortunately, the choreography manages to stay fresh each time, with each confrontation showing the evolution of Hung’s skill. I also grew up watching Kung Fu in the late 70's and early 80's. Not much of a story to be told here. With the repetitive structure, it would be easy for the fight scenes to be of a similar nature. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Clan of the White Lotus at Amazon.com. Her “women’s kung fu,” later branded “Embroidery Fist,” helps Hung in his fight against White Lotus, but it also teaches a lesson of embracing the entirety of one’s humanity.
Remarkable performance by Lo Lieh as White Lotus.
But the clan of the White Lotus, eventually track him at his home where his pregnant wife Mei-Hsiao (Kara Hui), Wen-Ting the equally deft fighter Tsing-Tsing are welcoming the warrior back home. We don't care about food, drink or paying rent - only that our kung fu is better than yours and we will shove it up your ass to prove it. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. It actually lessens the impact of White Lotus who hitherto has been an indestructible condescending foe that has acted more as a tutor in his disdainful put downs. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. ( Log Out / Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas, The Takashi Miike Project (101/105 complete), Anime Review: Tokyo Ghoul Root A (2015) by Morita Shuuhei, Film Review: Manila in the Fangs of Darkness (2008) by Khavn, Film Review: Return to Burma (2011) by Midi Z, Film Review: Goodbye, Grandpa (2017) by Yukuhiro Morigaki, Film Review: Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (1982) by Shinji Somai, Film Review: Promare (2019) by Imaishi Hiroyuki, Film Review: Oasis (2002) by Lee Chang-dong, Short Film Review: Please Translate (2019) by Kelsy Lua, Made in China: The Best Non-Trivial Films for Students Studying Chinese, Album Review: Lovetheism (2020) by Haru Nemuri, Film Review: The Young Rebel (1975) by Ti Lung, Music Video: Susan by Khavn feat.
on Blu-ray, Big Willie Style: Keep It Up Downstairs on Blu-ray, Buster Makes Us Feel Good: Buster Keaton - 3 Films (Volume 3) on Blu-ray. That aside, this is an entertaining movie with a high re-watch value. There is no stigma of social classes here, a man (and woman) is judged solely on ass-kicking and ball-bursting skills alone. There are definitely more emotional and dramatic films that are “better,” but when you’re in the mood for fighting and training, it really doesn’t get too much better than Clan of the White Lotus. If some of the above seems familiar (as it should), the character of Pai Mei was more recently brought back into the spotlight in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill 2, and played by Gordon Liu for an ironic role reversal. Right from the first frame of Clan of the White Lotus we are treated to an awesome battle pitting two young men, Hu Ah-Biao (King Chu Lee) and Hung Wen-Ting (Chia-Hui Liu a.k.a the great Gordon Liu) battling the silver haired and lighting quick master. He had previously trained his Tiger fist to the point of perfection against Pai Mei, but every problem thrown your way cannot be dealt with in the same manner. Gordon Liu shines as the determined hero. Change ). Share This!
Technicolor really does movies like this justice by evoking a sense of warmth and life in what otherwise would be a miserable dreary hovel. Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2018. It’s opening sees a reworking of the original movie’s conclusion with a white eyebrowed monk being slain (technically Pai Mei ). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! There’s only a slight, formulaic story around this, but this allows the film to blast out entertainment at an insane pace. ga('create', 'UA-51940142-1', 'thespinningimage.co.uk'); The story follows that Shaolin students being released from prison, to only be hunted down by members of the white lotus clan.
They build on what has come before, but there comes a point where new theories are the only option for a solution. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Whilst realistically no-one really watches martial arts movies for the intricacies of the plot, it must be said that “Clan of the White Lotus” has one of the slenderest you will ever see. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Reviews Synopsis. Here is where Hung’s wonderful, thoughtful sister-in-law Mei Ha (Kara Hui) offers her advice, and her suggestion is what really makes me love the film. As a member you could Rate this film. The two take refuge with a relative of Mei-Hsiao, where she soon has her baby and as Wen-Ting endeavors to enhance his fighting skills so that he may one day enact revenge on the seemingly unbeatable master, so named after his bushy white eyebrows. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Jazz Nicolas, Scotland Loves Anime Festival Comes to Screen Anime This Month. At least the movie doesn't take itself too seriously. The casual sexism of martial arts cinema comes to the fore again with the idea of learning women’s kung fu.
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