Magnificent Bodyguards (1978)

Posted in Reviews by - October 18, 2014
Magnificent Bodyguards (1978)

Jackie Chan plays a Ming Dynasty fist fighter hired by a wealthy family to escort a sedan chair holding a secret cargo across the notorious Stormy Hills, famous for its bandits and traps. He assembles a tough team to assist him: a swordsman (Tien) and a kicker (Leung). Say what you like about Jackie’s Lo Wei movies, but there’s no denying that they’re a lot of brainless fun, and this one is particularly good, especially during the ludicrous plot twist finale which is completely baffling. The reason much of the action is performed to the camera is because this was originally shot in 3D – Hong Kong’s very first 3D movie.

AKA: Eye of the Dragon; Magnificent Bodyguard; Magnificent Guardsmen; Master of Death

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