Legendary Weapons of China (1982)

Legendary Weapons of China

Director: Chia-Liang Liu (a.k.a. Lau Kar Leung)
Writers: Tai-Heng Li (scenario), Chia-Liang Liu (scenario)
Stars: Chia-Liang Liu, Yung Chan, Tiet Wo Chu, Sheng Fu

Tradition has 18 weapons in the Chinese martial arts and these weapons are revealed in a series of duels between key characters in Legendary Weapons of China (1982). When the weapon is used first the name of the weapon appears on the screen. Weapons 1 – 5 are used by Ti Hau’s clan master, Ti Hau himself, and Lei Kung during a failed assassination attempt on Lei Kung. Weapons 6 – 18 are used by Lei Kung and Lei Ying during their final battle. As their fighting continues, the brothers change weapons as each new weapon seems to defeat the techniques of the previously used weapon. For example, 7 defeats 6, but 8 defeats 7.

  1. Rope Dart
  2. Double Tiger Hook Swords
  3. Double Hammers
  4. Battle Axe
  5. Snake Halberd
  6. Kwan Dao
  7. Twin Broadswords
  8. Double-edged Sword
  9. Chinese Spear
  10. Three-section Chain Whip
  11. Double Daggers
  12. Double Crutches
  13. Monk’s Spade
  14. Staff
  15. Tiger Fork
  16. Rattan Shield
  17. Single Butterfly Sword
  18. Three-section Staff

In Legendary Weapons of China (1982) a nationalistic clan tries to use their kung fu to block bullets, but it has proven to fail. An expert in the clan disbands the part of the clan which is under his control so the rest of the clan goes after him. This expert is skilled in all 18 legendary weapons of China, so the order is to kill anyone who is associated with the 18 weapons. But how can they find the real expert, who has now escaped to Canton, when there are millions there?