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The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
Blu-ray 
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After one of it's lead actors (cherub-faced action icon Alexander Fu Sheng) unexpectedly died midway through production, fight-choreographer-turned-master-director Lau Kar-leung (The 36th Chamber of Shaolin) retooled his latest film, The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter, as the ultimate action spectacular in tribute to his young star. Loosely based upon the legendary Yang dynasty chronicled in Chinese folklore, the film starts as a family patriarch and all but two of his sons are brutally wiped out in a bloody battle with a rival family. One surviving son (Fu Sheng) returns to his mother and two sisters, driven mad with grief; the other (Gordon Liu) escapes and joins a nearby monastery while in hiding. Once he learns his sister (Kara Hui) has been captured by their enemies, however, the warrior-turned-monk realizes he must renounce his peaceful ideals in order to mount a rescue mission and avenge his family. One of Shaw Brothers' final all-star martial arts epics before they ceased filmmaking altogether, The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter is often regarded as Lau's masterpiece, as elegiac and suffused with anguish as it is thrillingly violent (not least in it's bone-crunching, teeth-smashing climax).

Title: The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
Genre: Action / Adventure, Action-Martial Arts
Starring: Ku Ming, Lily Li, Gordon Lau, Alexander Fu-Sheng, Kara Hui
Directors: Liu Chia-Liang, Chia-Liang Liu
Studio: Arrow Video
Release Date: 4/5/2022
Original Year: 1984
Product Type: Blu-ray
UPC: 760137100775
Item #: 2471370X

Street Date: 4/5/2022
Run Time: 98 minutes

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