Saturday, October 23, 2010

Exhilarating Kung Fu scene

I often recall one Kung Fu scene that impressed me more than anything else, including Bruce Lee's Enter The Dragon. But don't remember the name of that film

The scene is like this. There is this old, blind woman, whom the Chinese government wants to arrest. If memory serves right, she was one of the rebel Shaolin monks.

What ensues is that a couple of soldiers try to attack and overpower her, but the gallant thin old lady, with only a thin little stick, proves more than a match for them despite being blind.

So the officer commands more soldiers on her, thinking this is taking "a little longer than expected". But we find that the woman is too much even for half a dozen soldiers. Now the general loses some patience and orders a dozen men more into the fight. But lo! there is no sign of her being overpowered! Now that was the last straw for the general. And so he sends in armed soldiers. And guess what? They are thrown back too!

It is one amazing fight and I wish I had a recording of it on my hard disk. If you recall that movie, do drop me a comment and let me know.

What happens at the end of that fight? The general calls in the archers! Now, that's a no-brainer to say she's gonna get killed. Or is it? No! The woman's senses are too keen, and picks up the trajectories of the arrows -- and swipe, swipe, swipe .. the arrows are swept off in precise movements of her stick. HOW can you beat this lady?

Let me know if you find out anything about this movie