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  Heroes Two Buy this film here.
Year: 1974
Director: Chang Cheh
Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Sheng Fu, Szu Shih, Chuen Chan, Kwok Kuen Chan, Yun Kin Chow, Hak On Fung, Hsia Hsu
Genre: Action, Martial Arts, Trash, Historical
Rating:  7 (from 2 votes)
Review: It’s a known fact that all the best kung-fu character’s have some kind of crazy, unusual trait to help them – you know, like no legs, one arm, made out of bronze, that kind of thing. Fang Shih-yu’s certainly pales in comparison – keeping his biggest fan beside him at all times. Kicking and punching his way out of trouble, he uses the primitive Oriental air-conditioner as both a weapon and a fashion accessory. – but it’s soon discarded in favour of his other special skill – managing to keep his head jammed right up his arse throughout the entire film!

After meeting several “mugging victims” on a lonely mountain road, Fang somewhat rashly decides to hunt down the mysterious man-in-black who has supposedly robbed them – upon catching him, he gives him a good hiding, and his suspicions are not aroused by his victim’s generally odd demeanour. Upon being told of his mistake, he still isn’t perturbed: “You’re just farting,” he spits back. Given another five minutes or so of quiet refection, however, it finally sinks in – Fang has just clobbered the heroic Hung His-Kwan, a fellow Shaolin fighter who has just escaped from a monastery razed to the ground by their common enemy – the evil General Che! The least he can do now, is rescue him.

Like the best kung-fu fighters, Heroes Two never keeps its feet on the floor for long, and constantly fights a winning battle to escape the clutches of such evils as realism, continuity and comprehensibility. If, for some reason, that bothers you somewhat, then lucky for you the daft plot is held together by heaps of fast, violent action sequences. And if the oodles of good old-fashioned cheap-looking fake gore doesn’t excite true gutter-dwelling trash-addicts, then surely director Chang Cheh’s ultra-surreal method of making the entire screen turn red every time someone has their eyes poked out or fingers jammed into their foreheads undoubtedly will. Tacky and cheap, with little substance, Heroes Two is wonderfully silly, high-octane, blast-from-the-past nonsense from the infamous Shaw Brothers stable.

Aka Fang Shiyu Xing Hong Xiguan, Bloody Fists, Heroes 2, Temple Of The Dragon
Reviewer: Wayne Southworth

 

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