Saturday, November 5, 2011
The Crippled Masters
Dir: Kei Law (Big Bad Bolo/Deadly Hands of Kung Fu/Magic Swords)
So for those of you who are not in the know, I will be devoting November to "Kung Fu Theater" which means I will be focusing on some of the more notorious and stranger films in the martial Arts genre, and what better way to kick the month off then with one of the most notorious and strange Kung Fu films ever made. The Crippled Masters is considered by many to be the oddest entry in the genre ever made, Justly due to the two leads being amputees, with one missing his arms and the other missing his legs (Partially). So does this film deserve it's reputation as being the strangest ever? well yes and no, Now I shall explain.
The film opens up with a local crime boss Nin Li Kong and his goons cutting Lee Ho's , A former worker of Kong's arms off for failing a job. He is then cast out into the street and left for dead.Ho quickly finds himself labeled as an outcast due to his appearance as he gets into a run in with some patrons and security at a small restaurant near by where he begs for food. After being beaten by the arge cook/security he stumbles around looking for refuge while back in town Kong continues to reign terror on the small village collecting debts from the local businesses. Ho eventually stumbles across a farm where he is taken in and given shelter and food in exchange for chores.
Fun Factor: 5
Overall: 5 out of 10