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Tales of a Eunuch (1983)

Lu ding ji (original title)
Superstar Gordon Liu Chia-hui teams up with the kung-fu comedian Wang Yu in Tales Of A Eunuch. Don't let the title fool you, it is "balls to the walls" martial arts action.

Director:

Shan Hua

Writers:

Louis Cha (as Yung Chin), Sai-Shing Shum (screenplay) (as Shi-Cheng Shen) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Yue Wong
Chia-Hui Liu
Linda Chu
Feng Ku ... Eunuch Hai
Li-Ling Liao
Tsui-Ling Yu ... (as Chui Ling Yau)
Marilyn Wong Cho-See ... (as Tsao-Shi Huang)
Tien-Hsiang Lung ... Ngo Siu Bo
Susan Yam-Yam Shaw ... (as Yin Yin Shaw)
Feng Kuan Feng Kuan
Wong Chun ... (as Huang Chin)
Wei-Wei Huang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fei Ai
Yung Chan Yung Chan
Chi-Ping Chang
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Superstar Gordon Liu Chia-hui teams up with the kung-fu comedian Wang Yu in Tales Of A Eunuch. Don't let the title fool you, it is "balls to the walls" martial arts action.

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Rambling Kung Fu Comedy set in the world of Eunuchs
19 January 2006 | by ChungMoSee all my reviews

There are few things about Chinese culture that is more alien to western culture then the concept of royal eunuchs. That said there's little in this film that would clear up the matter for anyone. Presented here, the eunuchs are just another of the gangs that populate Chinese films.

This obscure late Shaw production is a very mixed bag of bits and pieces. The story follows a "lovable" rascal as he gambles and gets into various bits of trouble with outlaws and rebels. He eventually gets into a situation where he has to impersonate the eunuch servant of an elderly eunuch who is an evil martial art master. This gets the rascal involved with the emperor who is studying martial arts. The whole movie revolves around a quest for all the copies of a special Buddhist text.

The movie is a mixture of comedy, bawdy sex jokes and kung-fu action. The film is very gory at times but it's way over the top and presented as humorous. The rascal's mom works in a brothel and is twice seen in a very strange position with a sick old fat man. I still can't figure out what exactly was going on between the two. The rascal lives in the brothel also. Despite the situation, there is no nudity except for a gambler who gets his clothes ripped off.

Wong Yu tries his best in role that seems it could have been written for Alexander Fu Sheng. The film is briskly edited and well choreographed but the rambling nature of the story makes it hard for Wong Yu to carry the burden of holding it all together. Liu Chia Hui appears as the emperor and is good for the time he is on the screen but it's not his film. One plus for the film, the martial arts are done without wires, a few trampolines maybe but no wire-fu.

A curiosity.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

24 March 1983 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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