|Directed by||Huang Feng|
|Distributed by||Golden Harvest|
Hapkido aka Lady Kung Fu (Chinese: 合氣道) is a 1972 Hong Kong film directed by Huang Feng, starring Angela Mao, Carter Wong and Sammo Hung. It was released by Golden Harvest. It was digitally re-mastered and restored by Hong Kong Legends in 2006.
It is 1934, in Japanese occupied Korea. Angela, Carter and Sammo are sitting and talking in a park when they are approached by a group of Japanese toughs. The leader of the Japanese begins to make unwelcome advances, and Angela tries her best to ignore him. Sammo loses his temper and a melee ensues. These three have just graduated, learning the art of Hapkido and they return to China in the hopes of setting up their own school, which they do. The Japanese, who consider it an inferior martial art, try to run them out of town with some traitorous Chinese, including Pai Ying. Angela, Carter and Sammo don’t want any trouble as it goes against the wishes of their master and his teachings. It’s Sammo who finally loses it after being insulted by some Japanese. This doesn’t go down well and Sammo becomes a wanted man, having to hide out while Angela and Carter try to reason with The Black Bear Gang without much luck. Finally the Japanese go too far and Angela, Carter and Sammo are forced to fight back with devastating results for the Japanese.
- Angela Mao as Yu Ying
- Carter Wong as Kao Chang
- Sammo Hung as Fan Wei
- Wong In Sik as Elder classmate
- Ji Han Jae as Teacher Shih Kung-chan
- Pai Ying as Chou Ba-tien
- Nancy Sit as Hsiao Hsiu
- Goro Kumon as Toyoda Yaguma
- Ping-Ao Wei as Chang Pu-tse
- Lan Sun as Sung Chung
- Di Chin as Hsiao Lao-fu
- Wei Yang as Traitor
- Leung Siu-lung as Hu Chia
- Ka Ting Lee as Chief disciple
- Billy Chan as Marketplace fighter
- Ching-Ying Lam as Marketplace fighter
- Alan Chui Chung-San as Hapkido student
- Jackie Chan as Black Bear student
- Yuen Biao as Japanese martial arts student
- Corey Yuen as Japanese martial arts student
DVD special features
- UK Promotional Trailer
- An Interview with UK Hapkido Instructor Tammy Parlour
- Combat Analysis
- David A. Cook. "Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970 ..." Books.google.co.uk. p. 267. Retrieved 2016-02-27.
- "Lady Whirlwind / Hapkido : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video". Dvdtalk.com. Retrieved 2016-02-27.
- Bill Palmer; Karen Palmer; Ric Meyers. "The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies". Books.google.co.uk. p. 147. Retrieved 2016-02-27.
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