The special effects that enlivened early martial arts movies in Hong Kong, from flying swords and palm rays to men in monster suits

//The special effects that enlivened early martial arts movies in Hong Kong, from flying swords and palm rays to men in monster suits

The special effects that enlivened early martial arts movies in Hong Kong, from flying swords and palm rays to men in monster suits

Wuxia films didn’t begin with Hong Kong’s Shaw Brothers studio, and there were kung fu films long before Bruce Lee.In fact, Hong Kong’s first martial arts film, made in 1938, told the story of legendary Cantonese hero Fong Sai-yuk long before Jet Li Lianjie committed Fong’s adventures to film. Even Li’s indelible characterisation of the masterful Wong Fei-hung was predated by the long-running Wong Fei-hung film series starring Kwan Tak-hing.Special effects, too, didn’t arrive with Tsui Hark’s…

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