Monday, February 13, 2012

Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (Hong Kong, 1985)

In the 1980's there were a series of Hong Kong movies with "Lucky Stars" in the title. They featured a core group of actors, Sammo Hung, Eric Tsang, Richard Ng, Michael Miu, and Stanley Fung. They would get up to Stooges level of slapstick hi-jinks with some painful physical comedy stunts fight over pretty girls. If your not a fan of over the top Hong Kong comedy the Lucky Stars movies can be hard to watch. Fortunately this one is packed to the gills with guest stars and tons of action, courtesy of director Sammo Hung and his stunt team. also lists Yuen Biao, Lam Ching Ying, Chin Kar Lok and Yuen Wah as co-action choreographers. Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao and Andy Lau show up frequently as cops after a group of assassins led by Richard Norton, Yatsura Kurata and Chung Faat. The action is more than enough to make me recommend the film. It is on netflix streaming. Here is part of the final fight sequence.

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