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A.k.a.
Magnificent Butcher
Year
1979
Runtime
108 min.
Director
Woo-ping Yuen
Genres
Action, Drama, Comedy
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
1,834
Checks
328
Favs
17
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
5.2% (1:19)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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    Siskoid

    Magnificent Butcher, THE Sammo Hung classic, and without a doubt the best calligraphy battle I've ever seen. This comedic tale of Wong Fei-Hung's portly student, Butcher Wing, has all the hallmarks of a Sammo Hung film: great and surprising action, 5 or 6 subplots pulling on the story's blanket, anachronisms, and bathroom humor. It's all part of the charm, though some viewers may stop short at the almost-rape scene played straight. It's a very dark moment in the middle of this comedy, but as usual, Chinese filmmakers go to extra lengths to make their villains hateful. 2 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #40 in 100 Classic Martial Arts Films
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