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The Eagle Shooting Heroes (1993)

Se diu ying hung: Dung sing sai jau (original title)
A parody of Louis Cha's novel The Eagle Shooting Heroes (thats the literal translation). Story begins with the Queen of Golden Wheel Kingdom had an affair with her cousin West Poison, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeffrey Lau (as Jeff Lau)

Writers:

Louis Cha (novel), Jeffrey Lau (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Leslie Cheung ... HuangYao-shih
Brigitte Lin ... Third Princess
Maggie Cheung ... Imperial Master
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Ou-yang Feng (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Tuan Wang-yeh
Jacky Cheung ... Hung Chi
Carina Lau ... Chou Po-tung
Joey Wang ... Wang's Sweetheart
Veronica Yip ... Ou-yang Feng's Cousin
Kenny Bee ... Wang Chung-yang, the Taoist
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A parody of Louis Cha's novel The Eagle Shooting Heroes (thats the literal translation). Story begins with the Queen of Golden Wheel Kingdom had an affair with her cousin West Poison, and they planned to take over the Kingdom. The 3rd Princess discovered their treason, but she was defeated by West Poison. She flees and sought her master's help. He told her of a powerful secret martial arts manual hidden in the mountains and told her by retrieving the manual and learning it she would be able to defeat West Poison. But things get complicated along the way when West Poison beat her to it and stole the secret manual away. She soon gathers an alliance to challenge West Poison's exponentially increased new power. Written by theunraveler

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Action | Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

5 February 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Eagle Shooting Heroes See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$308,713
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In addition to a score by James Wong, the film contains a song set to the overture from Gioachino Rossini's Guillaume Tell, as well as uncredited excerpts from "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" from Georges Bizet's Carmen and Danse des petits cygnes from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. See more »

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Followed by Ashes of Time (1994) See more »

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More nonsensical nonsense.
6 April 2015 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

There are comedies out there that are so out-of-this-world and wild that you would have fun with, but they at least have somewhat of a plot or story that you can follow. This film is such a fantasy mess with childish acting and a script that goes no where that I couldn't find myself to finish it.

Never mind that this film features a prominent Hong Kong cinema cast, including Leslie Cheung, Carina Lau, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung and Veronica Yip. It's such a nonsensical and dumb movie that you would find even Saturday morning cartoons have more meaning than this.

Do yourself a favor and stay away from this movie! There are a lot of better stuff from Hong Kong cinema.

Grade F


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