Challenge: help me id this 70s kung-fu movie that I vaguely recall
October 16, 2008 6:35 PM   Subscribe

Challenge: help me id this 70s kung-fu movie that I vaguely recall

I saw this movie when I was 10 or possibly younger, which would mean mid 80s when I saw it. As I recall, it had classic 70s Chinese kung-fu production values. It was about a group of guys who get beat up by a bunch of bandits, escape, find some weapons, teach themselves to fight, and they have a huge fight to the death with the bandits. I don't remember if it was a Seven Samurai scenario, but it seems likely.

The only weapons I recall were kind of distinctive, the first of which was a long chain with a handle on one end and a heavy but short knife blade on the other. He practices by holding the blade under his foot and rapidly whipping it out to stab bamboo trees. By the time he's ready to fight it'll stab thru several trees. The other weapon I recall was a huge three poled nunchuck looking thing that was three equal length (18ish inches I'd say) poles connected by a couple of links of chain.

That is literally all I can remember about the movie besides it being awesome to my 10 year old sensibilities.

Anybody got any ideas?
posted by tcobretti to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
Was Gordon Liu in it? Was it Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu?
posted by cazoo at 7:49 PM on October 16, 2008

It's Du bi quan wang da po xue di zi, or Master of the Flying Guillotine .
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 8:17 PM on October 16, 2008

...a huge three poled nunchuck looking thing...

That's called a "three section staff".
posted by Class Goat at 8:29 PM on October 16, 2008

No way, definitely not Master of the Flying Guillotine. The plot doesn't fit at all.
posted by Venadium at 8:48 PM on October 16, 2008

Response by poster: Hmm, I don't think any of these are it, but thanks for the suggestions.
posted by tcobretti at 10:15 PM on October 17, 2008

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