Sammo Hung stars in Eastern Condors (1987), which he also directed. Photo: Fortune Star Media Limited Sammo Hung stars in Eastern Condors (1987), which he also directed. Photo: Fortune Star Media Limited
Sammo Hung stars in Eastern Condors (1987), which he also directed. Photo: Fortune Star Media Limited

What makes a great martial arts movie? Sammo Hung, Lau Kar-leung and other Hong Kong action cinema legends have their say

  • For legendary director Chang Cheh, the recipe for a good martial arts film is the same as for other genres – plot and characters that move and entertain people
  • For others it is real physical action and southern kung fu fighting using fists, not swords. For actress Cheng Pei-pei, knowing dance gave her something extra

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Sammo Hung stars in Eastern Condors (1987), which he also directed. Photo: Fortune Star Media Limited Sammo Hung stars in Eastern Condors (1987), which he also directed. Photo: Fortune Star Media Limited
Sammo Hung stars in Eastern Condors (1987), which he also directed. Photo: Fortune Star Media Limited
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