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Dangerous, a bit freaky, and just dazzling art at its best!,
This review is from: Shaolin Wheel of Life [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Like a Chinese Phantom of an Opera, but on film, and a lot more physical endurance, literally. The story was a bit boring, and some of the physical attributes seemed a bit repetitive, but otherwise undeniably impeccable. Some of these physical stunts people did take a lot of trust, physical strength, and endurance. You can't be drunk doing this kind of show, that's for sure. Things from a person standing on his two index fingers, probably with more help from the bar than we realize, and how a person made himself half lie flat on one sharp point, and another person laid totally flat on 5 sharp points with people he trusted helping him reach that point. Almost seems like visual proof of how acupuncture has an art form to it, and possibly even works. Some people being able to tumble or bend their bodies at incredible angles, especially if the people have some muscles, you'd think they'd be less flexible, but it's like holy cow, the entire package. If you appreciate physical talent and movement and not much storyline, this is a great movie to watch. Even though there's not much plot, it does not deserve criticizing!
I think there was only like one female in this movie if any, so sorry females! I guess you assume that people just chooses to live like monks and join the crew.