The Scorpion King

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Much more stylishly produced than earlier kung-fu movies, even if the story itself is little more than cartoon melodrama. Yuk Su (Chin) is a schoolboy weakling, an aspiring artist, who beefs up and indeed learns beef noodle kung-fu in one inventive sequence to defend his egalitarian ideals from slave traders and bully boys. He wins an MBE for his troubles. The movie is dominated by its exotic villains, and especially by the Korean Yuan Jeung who made his debut here, sporting a Phil Oakey haircut with pigtail accessory, dressed in purple silk, scuttling along floors and up walls and kicking like Nijinsky in his eye-popping scorpion kung-fu style.

By: TCh


Release details

96 mins

Cast and crew

David Lai
Che Wei Chan, Barry Wong, Sau Pung Lui
Liu Chia Liang
Chin Gar Lok
Yuan Jeung
May Law
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