Taoism Drunkard (1984)

Gui ma tian shi (1984)

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The Hong Kong action film Taoism Drunkard (1984) is the third film in the Miracle Fighter series. It is written by the Yuen Clan and unlike the previous two films, Woo-Ping Yuen does not direct this last in the series, instead, his brother, the Charlie’s Angels action director, Cheung-yan Yuen, directs Taoism Drunkard (1984). The film is produced by Wei Lo and stars Cheung-Yan Yuen, Yat Choh Yuen, Ling Chu Hai.

It is said that Taoism Drunkard (1984) includes some of the most bizarre stunt and wire work ever committed to film. Much more fast paced and chaotic, this film borders on the ridiculous with giant cannonballs with jaws that snap and eyes and legs who can trap people with an extendable antenna and suction cups.

An incorrigible drunkard kung fu expert brings to this story all the rites and rituals of religion plus the foibles and cunning of the common men into one glorious long laugh.

Its been stated that Taoism Drunkard (1984) “is like a Kaiju ‘Big Battle’ on Jolt.” In the story a drunken Taoist priest is ordered to find a ‘Cherry Boy’, to appease his temple’s ancestors. The ‘Cherry Boy’ in he finds is Chiu, (Yat Chor Yuen) a young man who lives with his grandmother, trying to protect a sacred writ from a bright red, snarling bad guy. Insanity follows.

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