Dreadnaught (1981) torrent download

Dreadnaught

1981

Action / Comedy / Horror

7.3

Synopsis

A short-tempered, violent criminal named "White Tiger" is on the run from the police and joins a theater troupe for disguise, killing anyone who angers him or who suspects his identity. One person he unsuccessfully tries to kill several times is a cowardly laundry man named "Mousy" who manages to escape mostly by running and hiding. When a very close friend of Mousy's is killed by the White Tiger, Mousy overcomes his cowardliness enough to seek revenge. Spectacular martial arts and acrobatics highlight the film, including a well choreographed fight between two pairs of men in dragon costume. —Kevin Risch

Director

Yuen Woo-ping

Cast

Yuen Biao
as Mousy
Leung Kar-Yan
as Leung Foon
Tak-Hing Kwan
as Wong Fei-Hung
Phillip Ko
as Tam King
Yuen Shun-Yi
as White Tiger
Lily Li Li-Li
as Mousy's sister

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 9 /10

A wonderful assault on the senses

Another brilliant film from a classic era full of them. Yuen Biao stars in his second lead role after KNOCKABOUT and does us proud, playing a young laundry washer who gets caught up in a plot involving the legendary Wong Fei Hung and a psychotic killer called White Tiger. An all-star cast feature in this one, from great comedy guys (Fan Mei Sheng, hi) to the peerless Phillip Ko and Beardy. The plot features near constant gags, stunts and wonderful fight sequences coordinated by the Yuen brothers. Easily as good as the kind of kinetic, brute-force-energy films that Jackie was making during the era, and it really deserves to be better known. The ending is pure class and had the tears streaming from my eyes!

Reviewed by jadavix 7 /10

Kung fu horror with some great scenes

"Dreadnaught" has an unforgettable scene featuring four men in two different lion costumes. The costume that appears first climbs up a makeshift bridge made of benches in a feat of extraordinary balance and coordination. They are surprised by the other lion costume, and a fight ensues. It is mind boggling imagining how long it must have taken to get this right.

The movie also has another really unique fight scene, where the actually terrifying bad guy wears an even more unique costume - a head with two faces, and fights in a dimly lit, frightening scene.

You see, "Dreadnaught" is a rarity - a kung fu horror flick. The bad guy paints his face and murders people. He is a serial killer. It is up to our man Yuen Biao to stop him, but first he has to get over his cowardice.

Unfortunately, much of the movie is quite typical for a kung fu flick from the '80s, with slapstick and silly characters. But some of those scenes, and the bad guy, are so good, I wish they'd managed the same tone throughout.

Reviewed by gorytus-20672 9 /10

Dreadnaught...WOW!!

Aug 21

Yep Dreadnaught is a fantastic martial arts comedy action film, it stars Yuen Biao and Leung Kar Yan.

Some amazing stuff here especially from Yuen Clan actor Yuen Shun Yee as the villain of the piece, Yuen Cheung Yan is also in the film along with plenty of regulars.

I love this film, it is extremely rare and expensive to buy, but its worth it, trust me.

Apparently the Steven Seagal film Under Siege was going to be called Dreadnaught but they had to switch titles due to this film.

9.5 out of 10.

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