Director Chia Tang
Genre Action, Drama
Production Shaw Brothers Studio
Country Hong Kong
|Writer Ying Wong (screenplay)|
Release date 1984 (1984)
Genres Action Film, Drama film, Martial Arts Film, Thriller
Cast Ti Lung (Tieh Chiao-San), Chen Kuan-Tai (Yung Feng), Phillip Ko Fei (Golden Cat), Ku Kuan-Chung (Master Mo Tian), Robert Mak (Lu Gua Si), Leanne Lau Suet-Wa (Xiao Cui)
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Master Tie Qiao San (Ti Lung), the leader of the Ten Tigers of Canton, is the chief coach of China's militia. At that time, the opium ban was in use, but public sale of opium was widely available. Many bureaucrats were taking opium, a trend that Tie followed. As Tie takes opium, his physical skills were declining. Seeing how Tie's skills are declining, opium store owner Rong Feng (Chen Kuan-tai) challenges Tie to a public duel. Tie struggles to fight Rong and was in serious danger until his disciple Lu Guasi (Robert Mak) steps in to rescue him before dying from his injuries. Seeing his disciple killed by Rong, Tie vows to seek revenge.
Adam Tyner of DVD Talk rated the film 4 stars out of 5 and writes "Opium and the Kung-Fu Master is outstanding, bolstered by an onslaught of startling action sequences and a remarkably effective undercurrent of addiction. Sylvia Rorem of Hong Kong Cinemagic gave the film a positive review and writes "Opium and the Kung Fu Master is not simply a light piece of chop socky entertainment. While it is not a life-changing film, it is a solid, quality kung fu drama that can stand up to repeated viewings."
ReferencesOpium and the Kung-Fu Master Wikipedia
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