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The Legend of the Dragon
Chinese: 龍的傳人
Stephen Chow at the snooker table
Year: 1991
Director: Danny Lee Sau-Yin, Lee Lik-Chee
Action: Corey Yuen Kwai, Yuen Wah
Cast: Stephen Chow Sing-Chi, Teresa Mo Sun-Kwan, Yuen Wah, Leung Ka-Yan, Corey Yuen Kwai, Shing Fui-On, Lung Fong, Amy Yip Chi-Mei, Jimmy "Whirlwind" White, Felix Lok Ying-Kwan
The Skinny: This funny Stephen Chow comedy foreshadows his later, greater work.
by Kozo:

This early Stephen Chow flick is a cheap, fun affair that provides a glimpse at Chow’s as-yet-refined talent. He’s Chow Siu-Lung, named for Bruce Lee Siu-Lung, who was a colleague of his father (Yuen Wah). Chow spends his days practicing kung-fu with his childhood friend (Teresa Mo) and playing snooker at the local pool table.

Chow visits Hong Kong with his cousin Yan (Leung Ka-Yan), and while Chow merely plays pool for fun, Yan places bets on the side. Somehow they end up betting Chow’s ancestral land, after which everything falls apart. Chow must regain the land, and he can only do that through a pool match against Jimmy White, a gweilo pool shark.

The humor in this film is a tad sophomoric, but it's still incredibly funny and engaging. This film was made back when Chow was stuck in his “wacky mainlander” stage. It’s interesting to see how his work has matured with time. If you compared this film with God of Cookery, you’d see a world of difference. Good throwaway fun.  (Kozo 1997)


DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Films of Stephen Chow Box Set
Intercontinental Video, Ltd. (IVL)
16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles
Various extras

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