Little Dragon Maiden (1983)

Yang guo yu xiao long nu (1983) 92min | Action, Fantasy, Romance | 12 December 1983 (Hong Kong) Summary: Little Dragon Maiden mixes the old with the new to create pure golden magic as kung-fu fighting veterans Chen Kuan-Tai and Lo Lieh join relative newcomer Leslie Cheung in a far-out swordplay love story that rocks.
Countries: Hong KongLanguages: Cantonese, Mandarin

I can’t help but find this utterly surreal movie very, very satisfying. I’m not saying it’s any good! But it has the same kind of hallmarks that instalment 1 of the Monkey King had.

It goes on for ages, the story has a number of layers not all of which are strictly necessary, there’s a rags to riches story, there’s an overcoming the monster story, there’s a love story and then right when you think you know what’s going on and how it’s going to end, there’s a magic sword and a giant fat bird. AND more.

I’m not even kidding about the giant fat bird.

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  1. […] twists indeed. I’m not sure he will ever get over the utter surprise of the magic bird in Little Dragon Maiden any time soon. I must confess, I also enjoy watching movies when they make him exclaim out loud. […]

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