The Fate of Lee Khan

1973

Action / Drama

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357.07 MB
1280*534
English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 45 min
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647.32 MB
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English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 45 min
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Reviewed by ckormos1 6 / 10

Less would have been more

It starts with the helpful narrator explaining the history of the story and introducing the actors. Next there is an extended scene in a large teahouse.

I watched this movie about seven years ago and did not like it. I wanted an Angela Mao movie and she had a limited part here. Plus she dies in a not so good fight. With an open mind I watched it again and I feel a little better.

The extended scene in the tea house has every cliché and seems to last forever. On with the story, please. At about the 45 minute mark, and still in the tea house, Angela seems to do a somersault over the bar but it is really a wipe. The stunt man dressed as her passes behind the wall, stops, and Angela steps out (without a hair out of place).

On the second view I rate this as just average. I felt it would have been above average if about twenty minutes was cut.

Reviewed by phillip-58 8 / 10

Underrated classic

Vastly underrated mainly because it seems a bit dated now and is very hard to get hold of. My copy distributed by Beauty from China is not the best of transfers and has no extras. Anything by King Hu is worth watching and this has echoes of his earlier classic Dragon Gate Inn. Rebels and the Manch warlord Lee Kahn come together in a remote inn and the tension builds during the period of the Yuan Dynasty where the Han people fought to expel the Mongol invaders. There are many stars in this early film, Roy Chiao, Angela Mao, Lil Lil-hua (brilliant as the owner of the inn), Hsu Feng (as Lee Kahn's sister) and the action choreography (rather limited but effective) is by Sammo Hung. Tin Fung is chilling as Lee Kahn and both the acting, direction and photography (King Hu loved scenery shots) are superior and unusually for films of the period, the female leads are all strong characters. A great genre film well worth watching.

Reviewed by joshmertz 6 / 10

enjoyable early hong kong action

This early hong kong flick is an enjoyable lark. While the fights and effects are sometimes laughably primitive by today's standards, they are nonetheless well-choreographed. The story is pretty intriguing, the intentional humor hits the mark, and, the acting is actually surprisingly competent for the genre, which can tend to be hokey and melodramatic.

All in all, worth seeing for fans of Bruce Lee, John Woo, and "The Matrix," all of whom are obviously influenced by movies such as this.

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