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2.0 out of 5 stars Hardly A Classic In My Opinion, 25 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: My Young Auntie [DVD] [1981] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
While I really didn't like this movie I should say that the final fight featuring Lau Kar Leung was very good and well worth checking out. I just don't think sitting through two hours of really bad comedy is worth the wait. Kara Hui is gorgeous as ever as the leading lady and while the choreography is good, there is just something I can't quite put my finger on about her, but I don't see her as a kung fu legend. I just don't rate her skills.

I felt the same when I watched another of her films "Lady is the Boss" that she just isn't a great lead and her fighting doesn't exhilarate me. Now Lau Kar Leung he is something else when he is on screen unleashing his kung fu! He is always a joy to watch as a fan of kung fu cinema. In both this movie "My Young Auntie" and "Lady Is the Boss" Kara Hui thankfully steps away from the limelight for the finale and the old master shows how it's supposed to be done, in great style. Perhaps an extra star is deserved for the finale but given how much I had to suffer through watching the whole movie, I've not given it.

Hsiao Hou who co-stars in this movie is truly awesome in "Mad Monkey Kung Fu" (if you haven't seen this I recommend that you pick up this classic from Amazon as soon as possible) but really doesn't get a chance to shine and is really wasted here.

All in all this movie is bogged down in lame comedy with some brief good bits of kung fu sporadically spread throughout the movie. For me the story didn't do enough to keep my interest and there wasn't enough fight sequences to really thrill me. I would recommend passing on this and checking out other films by Lau Kar Leung like "Heroes of the East", "Eight Diagram Pole Fighter", "Martial Club" , "Mad Monkey Kung Fu" and lastly but by no means least "36th Chamber of Shaolin".
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