Shaolin Deadly Kicks (1977)

Also called The Flash Legs, The Ultimate Eight Feet. I have this film as part of a Treeline Film 50 Movie Pack Kung Fu.  Double sided DVD’s with two movies on each side.  No Subtitles, English Dubbed only, no options other than selecting scenes.

The movie takes place during the Republic of China period if the clothing is anything to go by. A gang called the Eight Dragons steal an 8 Trigram map to a treasure trove, the boss of the gang wanted no murders but many in the group kill anyways.  He divides the map into eight pieces (how convenient) and each member gets one piece and are to meet in three years after the heat cools down then dig up the treasure.  Hung Yi is a Police Inspector who has been investigating the Eight Dragons for three years.  He hunts down each member to arrest them and return the map to its owners.

Overall this isn’t a bad film, however it isn’t great either.  Each of the eight fight scenes between Hung Yi and a Dragon member is so drawn out you tend to get really tired of the action scenes. The one exception was the fight scene with hang Fang, Eight Dragons member #3.  Even when the ultimate villain, Cutter (played by Lo Lieh of course), steals all eight pieces of the map Hung yi is still able to confront him at the treasure site.  How did he find it without the map? Oh well, it wasn’t really important.  Minus those two bits Shaolin Deadly Kicks is a pretty good film and Lo Lieh does what Lo Lieh does best and that is play a villain!

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Lo Lieh as Cutter

Dorian Tan Tao-Liang (The Prodigal Boxer II, Dual Flying Kicks,Revenge of the Shaolin Master) as Hung Yi

Lo Lieh (Golden Swallow, The Flying Dagger,The Oath of Death, The 14 Amazons, The One-Armed Swordsmen) as Cutter, Eight Dragons member #2

Wang Hsieh (The Twelve Gold Medallions, The 14 Amazons, Miraculous Sword Art) as Master Chu, Eight Dragons member #6

Doris Lung Chun-Erh (One-armed Boxer vs. the Flying Guillotine, Shaolin Wooden Men, The Shaolin Invincibles, Shaolin Heroes) as Jade

Kam Kong (Shaolin Kung Fu Mystagogue, Shaolin Wooden Men, The Iron Monkey, Tai Chi Shadow Boxing) as Chang Fang, Eight Dragons member #3

Lo Dik (The Sword, Shaolin Martial Arts, The New Shaolin Boxers, Shaolin Popey) as Doctor, Eight Dragons leader #1

Tsai Hung (Thirty-Six Sword Guards, One-Armed Boxer, Five Shaolin Masters, The Brave Archer I & II) as White eyebrows, Eight Dragons member #4

Ou-Yang Sha-Fei (The Sword of Swords, The 14 Amazons, The Web of Death, Duel at Tiger Village) as Chang Fang’s mother

Wu Chia-Hsiang (The Iron Monkey, Shaolin Death Squads) as White eyebrow’s lackey

Cheng Fu-Hung (The Fast Fistsm The Furious Monk from Shaolin, 18 Swirling Riders, The Guy with Secret Kung-Fu) as Fat thug

Lee Ying (The Monkey Goes West, Magnificent Trio, Invincible Buddhism Kung Fu) as Killed at start

Chan Wai-Lau (Kung Fu Inferno, Dragon Gate, The Shaolin Avengers) as Prisoner with stomach ache

Lung Fei (Iron Fan and Magic Sword, A Touch of Zen, The Blind-Swordsman’s Revenge) as Eight Dragons member #5

Man Man (The Fastest Sword, The Magnificent Monk, Revenge of the Shaolin Master) as One of Jade’s porters

Wang Tai-Lang (Golden Sword and the Blind Swordswoman, Fist of Dragon, Eagle’s Claw and Butterfly Palm) as Bandit who attacks Jade

Tsang Chiu (The Ace of Swordsman, Deadly Fists Kung Fu, Five Fighters from Shaolin) as Chun-Wei, Hung Yi’s partner

Cheung Yee-Kwai (Duel with Samurai, One-Armed Boxer, The One-Armed Swordsmen, War of the Shaolin Temple) as Spear fighter

Chan Sam-Lam (Son of Swordsman, Deadly Fists Kung Fu, The Eight Masters) as Eight Dragons member #8

Ho Kang (The Master of Kung Fu, Shaolin Wooden Men, Half a Loaf of Kung Fu) as Prison commander

Lee Siu-Ming (The New Shaolin Boxers, The Iron Monkey, Kung Fu Kids Break Away) as Eight Dragons member #7

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Dorian Tan Tao-Liang as Hung Yi

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  1. Pingback: The 14 Amazons (1972) | wuxiacinema

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