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Hailed as one of the greatest kung-fu movies of all time, Magnificent Butcher is a powerhouse of martial arts action starring Hong Kong Legend Sammo Hung ("Martial Law" - hit TV series), and directed by Yuen Woo-ping who brought his highly inventive fight choreography to blockbuster hits "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "The Matrix". A student at master Wong-Fei-hung's martial academy, chubby and likeable butcher Lam Sai-wing (Sammo Hung) constantly lands in trouble - no more so than when he comes to the rescue of Kao Da-Hoi (Yuen Biao), the son of Master Ko (Lee Hoi-san) who heads opposing kung-fu school the Five Dragons. The good-hearted Sai-wing never suspects that Da-hoi is plotting against him by orchestrating a series of events to frame Sai-wing for murder of Da-hoi's half-sister. Hot for vengeance and to clear his good name, sai-wing first faces off against Da-hoi, leading to the ultimate martial arts showdown when Sammo Hung launches his 'five animals' against lee Hoi-san's 'five elements' fung-fu style!
The Magnificent Butcher is one of the best kung-fu movies ever made. The calligraphy fight scene alone makes the movie worth watching. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Julian Pope
It was OK... I wouldn't keep it in the vault of revered kung fu movies next the the 36th chamber or 5 deadly venoms, but it is good to watch for laughs and time kill.Published 17 months ago by Keon B. Billings
I never forgot this movie from the first time I saw it at the movie theater. It is loved forever. The cast is loved and recommended for all to view. Read morePublished 18 months ago by The First Billionaire
easily on of the better old kung fu movies out there, good story line lots of action, if had to say something bad about it Sammo kung fu style is a bit plain.Published 19 months ago by Akil
Forgive my ignorance, but Sammo Hung doesn't look like he should be able to move as gracefully as he does.
Magnificently choreographed Kung Fu! Read more
After the major success of Snake in Eagle's Shadow (1978) and Drunken Master (1978), both directed by Yuen Wo-Ping, the comedic template that fueled these films would be remade... Read morePublished on July 1, 2008 by Shawn McKenna
Though this movie is considered a classic, I had seen the first few minutes of it about a decade ago, and really wasn't interested. Read morePublished on April 25, 2008 by Mantis
Sammo Hung stars as Butcher Wing, the famous student of Wong Fei Hong, and Master Wong is played by Kwan Tak Hing! Read morePublished on May 5, 2007 by morgoth