Ok, I saw ” The Buddhist Fist ” about 10 Years ago and I was pleasantly surprised after watching it.
Directed by Yuen Woo Ping around 1979, this movie starts out with a group of little kids that’s picking on one little orphan boy. The orphan is rescued by a Shaolin Monk who is around the same age as the orphan.
What makes ” The Buddhist Fist ” stand out for me is the story in combination with the fight scenes. This is a good movie about friendship and what happens when friendship is betrayed.
Starring Yuen Shunyi and Tsui Siu Ming , two guys that I was not as familiar with but I sure enjoyed their performances. Yuen plays the orphan grown up and Tsui Siu Ming character is the Shaolin Monk as an adult.
The orphan and the monk grow up as friends, the orphan is good-natured and is considering becoming a monk himself. While the Monk is fighting his negative side breaking all kinds of spiritual laws.
This Kung Fu movie is full of great fight scenes and funny moments throughout. There’s a great fight scene with one of my favorite Kung Fu stars who makes a cameo, Sam Seed. He plays a Buddhist Monk protecting a Jade Buddha only to have Tsui Siu Ming (the young Monk) try and steal it from him.
The choreography is top notch classic stuff that you can watch again and again. ” The Buddhist Fist ” ends with a classic one on one fight scene that last for a pretty long while, but its entertaining all the way to the end.
I highly recommend this movie. It’s a classic that maintains all the elements that make watching these films so much fun. Definitely one for your collection.