All the battles are exciting and the plot moves fast without leaving the viewer behind. Master kung-fu director spins another period martial arts epic. Released 1979, 'The Kid With the Golden Arm' stars , , , The movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 26 min, and received a score of out of 100 on Metacritic, which compiled reviews from knowledgeable critics. The website provided music downloads to promote the labels artists, after reaching 30,000 downloads a month, Watkins struck deals with and other retailers to sell downloads. Silver Spear kills Long Axe from a distance with silver darts, which angers Short Axe spurring him to kill most of the gang members. The movie has no main character but is more or less centered around the main villain Golden Arms played by Meng Lo, Toad in Five Deadly Venoms and his efforts to steal a wagon full of gold.
In terms of the use of the same actors I saw before, it is easy to see why this group are popular because they are very effective and engaging both in the action and in their performances. Pai's character could be viewed as a parody of Chang's heroes seen in his many bloody chivalry movies during the late 60s thru the 70s. The storyline for The Kid With The Golden Arms is about as basic as can be: the good guys are escorting a shipment of gold to a famine-stricken region and have to stop the bad guys, a collection of broad, colourful comic-book style bandits with self-explanatory names eg. When he refuses, they allow him to leave peacefully, still hoping to recruit him. Ming is poisoned by Sand Palm before they flee.
Iron Feet explains that he partnered with Yang to counteract Golden Arm's Chi Sha Gang and claim the gold for themselves; however, he kills Yang. His robe makes him partially invulnerable to most weaponry, and he carries a bladed fan as a weapon. It's cast of of characters is unparalleled and are excellent examples of the Kung Fu genre. One of the shortcomings is also what makes it so powerful: It's a comic book style with a very simple storyline. Supposedly, Celestial has a scene out of sequence in this Chinese version.
The ending fight scenes are classic with agent Hi Toe spitting wine in Golden Arms eyes to blind him. Philip Kwok, as drunken Agent Hai Tao, proves particularly impressive with his amazing athleticism and impeccable timing. I look forward to seeing the group in action again. Reasoning that his eyes are unprotected, Hai Tao blinds him by spitting wine. Golden Arms asks Hi Toe that he be spared due to his blindness so he can live the remainder of his life quietly.
Their style in the movie gives rise to the name the fans affectionately give to the actor who portrayed that character I. Golden Arm leaves the wagon for Yang to fix, confident he can retake it later. The movie is about a group led by Yang Yu Heng, who must escort a rather large load of gold to a village full of starving people. Another of Chang Cheh's comic book laced adventures. Two of Yang's men die as they attempt to steal the gold, making Hai Tao suspicious, as he reasons the Chi Sha gang could not foresee this.
All that I have seen are of similar quality to this and deliver. As you might guess, plenty of bad guys want the gold and many amazing fight scenes ensue. All converge in a town, where they agree to rest for the night. A very enjoyable movie whose recent restoration adds immensely to the viewing experience. Yang describes to his men Chi Sha's four chiefs, each of whom has mastered a style of fighting: Golden Arm , Silver Spear Lu Feng , Iron Robe , and Brass Head Yang Hsiung. Ming continues on his own after arguing with Leng over whether he should see a doctor; he is interested only in completing the mission.
As with Wu Du, the plot here sets up a series of strong characters and then sees them battle each other; in this case the plot device is a transportation of gold with a collection of people responsible for it while the Che Sa gang are out to get it. With all these characters you know a lot of ish goes down. As of May 2008, it attracts over 37 million page views a month, high school friends Greg Watkins and Chuck Creekmur founded the website in 1998. This is definitely a solid addition to that. In fact, I find most of the fight scenes in this movie quite bad. Short Axe will leave you reeling! Meanwhile Hai To gets smashed drunk and starts beating up bad guys at his leisure. His arms are invulnerable to weapons attacks but his body is not.
Another villain, Iron Feet, waits in the wings for the opportune moment to strike. His final fight between the Drunk, Hai To Kuo Chui is a highlight as well as the late appearance of the villain Iron Feet, who is discussed several times by various characters during the film. Who, then, will be the last man standing? As Leng protests, the heat revives and cures Ming, though he is ungrateful and annoyed to owe his life to Hai Tao. I'd give it, for its genre, three out of four stars. His friend Creekmur, a freelance journalist, had launched a website, tantrum-online. These two are involved in the best fight scene in the entire film. Yang demands they kill Golden Arm, but when Hai Tao refuses, a man bursts from the gold cart, slashes Hai Tao, and reveals himself as Iron Feet Sun Chien.
It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy. The Kid With The Golden Arm is easily the best Kung-Fu movie ever made. Of course, do not expect a movie with Hollywood production values to come out of Hong Kong for this time period. . Meng is a nearly invincible warrior with a muscular build and deadly martial art skills.
When the villain's cart throws a wheel, they are attacked by a shadowy government agent named Hai To Phillip Kwok Tsui , who displaces incredible fighting abilities when blind drunk. His near constant confrontations with Swordsman Li Wei Pai are quite amusing. This is probably Chang's most comic styled movie. Makes a change from all of those old school kung fu films that require an in-depth knowledge of Chinese political history in order to understand what is going on, I suppose. In 2006, AllHipHop won the Rising Stars Award from magazine, in 2007, listed it as one of the Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites. Chief among them is The Deadly Valley gang, led by Lo Mang, the titular Golden Armed Kid.