Starring : Yuen Biao , Yuen Wah , Nina Li Chi , Wu Ma
Directed By : Yuen Biao
Copyright© 1991 Golden Harvest
When I thought I would do a review of this Yuen Biao Classic ,i thought I would be one of those sites that that has a rare review of the film .Admittedly I thought I would find certain articles on the film but I was surprised to see the amount of coverage the film has had in the West.
Any how the film stars Legendary Peking Opera Star Jimmy Yuen Biao ,who along with Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan was one of the Seven Little Fortunes. What makes this a film worth getting is one it stars Yuen Biao a fantastic acrobatic Kicker if ever there was one. Secondly this is A film directed by Yuen Biao as well .
Set mainly in Hong Kong but also filmed in Tibet and other regions to the film centres around a Bottle. Not just any bottle though it's a sacred bottle in Gold .When a Evil sect of Buddhism once again rears it's head the Tibetan Master requests that one of his disciples ,Wong (Yuen Biao) take the cap of the bottle which the master holds and reunite it with the original bottle as to put a stop to the evil Buddha’s getting it.
Now the Bottle is in the hands of a Hong Kong Crippled Lawyer and Wong is sent to Hong Kong to get the bottle .Upon arrival he is met by the Lawyers representative Chiu Seng Neng.
Now the evil lot led by a evil sorcerer ( Yuen Wah) and his sister ( Nina Li-Chi) wants to capture the bottle and cap for himself so he may use the powers within for self gain and general Evil doings ( Because there's nothing like some evil doings to get you motivated) ,The film is a combination of sorcery and Kicks as Wong is the naïve Tibetan Monk who like a fish out of water gets in to trouble by bringing guns in to the Airport ,performing tricks for entertainment that go horribly wrong and many at the expense of Miss Chiu..
The film is like many from the same period running in at around 90 minutes ,so there's no time for long drawn out scenarios ( just what we like ) ,the action comes at a steady pace and one excellent example is when sorcerers sister ( Nina Li chi) decides she will get the cap herself .This results in a class car chase and some awesome fighting as Nina the Femme Fatel pours on her charm to entrap the naïve Monk.
But of course it's the ending of these films that always deliver ,and with Wong and Chiu getting trapped by The evil sorcerer the true power of Buddhism will be fought between our very own Yuen Biao (Wong) and Yuen Wah ( The evil Sorcerer)
With sterling performances from all including the class Roy Chiao and even a blink and your miss him cameo from Jackie Chan as a airport Passenger.
I thoroughly enjoyed this classic and is one which is readily available in the East and West on DVD.
Fun Filled Yuen Biao Frolics in A Kid From Tibet.
Score out of Ten = 8
Review Date : 14-01-2011
Reviewer : Sertes Nake
The Hills of Tibet
Wong La is given his Mission
But Trouble lurks not far away
Meeting Mr,Robinsons assisstant is not that easy
Yuen Wah is the Sorcerer of the Black Section Buddhist.
Nina Li Chi and Yuen Biao fight it out.
Wong and a adversary get it on .
|Directed by||Yuen Biao|
|Produced by||Yuen Biao|
|Written by||Barry Wong |
|Starring||Yuen Biao |
Nina Li Chi
|Music by||Violet Lam|
|Cinematography||Arthur Wong |
|Distributed by||Golden Harvest|
|Release date(s)||January 11, 1992|
|Running time||97 min|