CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

The Magnificent Trio (1966)

Set in the Ming Dynasty, the film opens with a young man Lu Fang (Jimmy Wang Yu) escaping after a battle with the Manchurians into a territory where the people are exploited by a cruel magistrate.

Lu Fang helps the villagers in their issues with the magistrate although he is shocked to see they have kidnapped the magistrate’s daughter. When he realises it is simply an act of desperation to improve their horrifically low standards of living and extremely high taxation he joins the cause fully. The magistrate also holds an important petition from the townspeople.

Becoming increasingly frustrated, the magistrate hires bandits, assassins, and another fighter named Huang Liang (Cheng Lui) to get his daughter back. Huang is in fact an old friend of Lu Fang, who quickly recognizes Lu from past battles in the frontier and joins him in fighting the bandits and assassins.

The standoff comes to an abrupt end when the magistrate threatens the life of one of the farmer’s daughters. Lu convinces the magistrate to punish him in place of the farmers. Then Lu finds out that he has been lied to.

The magistrate’s daughter (Chin Ping) and a peerless fighter (Lo Lieh), along with Huang help Lu to escape and recover the petition. Finally, our heroes make sure that the petition will get to a higher-ranking official so that the town’s suffering, starvation, and unfair taxation can end.

Related Posts
The Water Margin (1972)

"The Iron Triangle" of Chang Cheh, David Chiang, and Ti Lung return in an adaption of one of the most Read more

The Super Inframan (1975)

The Super Inframan is produced by Shaw Brothers Studio and it was hoped it would cash in on the popularity Read more

The Spiritual Boxer (1975)

The Spiritual Boxer (1975) was the first Shaw Brothers movie from director Liu Chia-liang and is considerd by many to Read more

The Shaw Brothers

Of all the film studios across the world few have made the impact that was made by Shaw Brothers. It Read more

The Shadow Boxing (1979)

The Shadow Boxing aka Spiritual Boxer 2 sees Jimmy Wang Yu return as the charlatan spiritual boxer - only this Read more

The Master (1980)

This martial arts comedy known as The Master (aka 3 Evil Masters in the U.S.A.) opens with three evil martial Read more

The Heroic Ones (1970)

Honk Kong cinema was on fire in the 1970's, and kung-fu films were the main reason for its boom.  The Read more

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)

A young student named Liu Yude, later known as San Te (Gordon Liu), is drawn by his activist teacher into Read more

Retro Puppet Master (1999)

Directed by David DeCoteau, Retro Puppet Master is the seventh film in the Puppet Master franchise. It begins in 1944, Read more

Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003)

Directed by Charles Band, Puppet Master - The Legacy is the eighth film in the Puppet Master franchise and begins at Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014; previously crawled out of the Black Lodge in 1976, only to find himself in the Village.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: