giovedì 21 ottobre 2010

Little Heroes (自古英雄出少年)(1983)

Little Heroes (自古英雄出少年)

Dir: Tun Fei Mou
Cast: Yong Hao, Hsiao Yen Chang, Yong Zhang, Changgui Xiong, etc
Plot: During the Qing dinasty, an anti-Qing group, called  天地会 (Heaven & Earth) settled in remote mountain village got attacked by the Qing guards...
Year: 1983
Country: Mainland China 
Notes: Tun Fei Mou famous for the movie called Men Behind The Sun, in his early career made this movie for the mainland audience. It is said that the movie was supposed to be as violent as Chang Cheh's movies, but the mainland censorship didn't allow so. For more info about the director and his movies,we suggest you to check a documentary that will be released by Stuntman Jules of Kung Fu Cinema Forums ( Kung Fu Cinema Forum dedicated thread ).
Personal opinion: One of the best kung fu movie ever, not just because of the outstanding performances, but also duo to the magnificient scenary where the film was filmed. Although it's not turned out to be as the director wanted, we think that this fairy tale is just gorgeous in every details. Maybe the violence would have ruined the movie, in our opinion...
Some snapshots (source: official mainland Dvd):

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