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The Eagle Shooting Heroes

The Eagle Shooting Heroes

The Eagle Shooting Heroes

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1993 / 100min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JEFFREY LAU

CAST: LESLIE CHEUNG, BRIGITTE LIN , MAGGIE CHEUNG

Lau uses the wuxia form as a platform for pure burlesque fun, turning Jin Yong’s eponymous novel inside-out and making it into fine, frantic farce, with go-for-broke performances, overwrought plot, plenty of action, and even some musical numbers. Both source material and cast are shared with Ashes of Time, but Lau’s approach is low-comic parody—big, broad, and an awful lot of fun.