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King Of Beggars
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.6 out of 10 (5)
All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.4 out of 10 (7)

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Superstar comedian Stephen Chow turns in one of his most charismatic and heroic performances in King of Beggars, a period kung-fu comedy from director Gordon Chan (Fight Back to School). Chow plays So, a lazy, self-involved layabout who receives a fall from grace when his illiteracy prevents him from becoming an official. Reduced to being a beggar, So is asked to join the rebels, but his pride and self-loathing prevent him from joining up. But when evil Imperial wizard Norman Tsui stages a coup, it's up to up to So to stand up and be counted. So learns the hilarious "sleeping kung-fu", and returns to fight for justice as the legendary Beggar So! Combining an involving martial arts storyline, entertaining action sequences, and Stephen Chow's inimitable comic charm, King of Beggars is one of Stephen Chow's most enjoyable, crowd-pleasing efforts! Nominated for Best Picture and Best Director at the 12th Hong Kong Film Awards.

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Product Title: King Of Beggars 武狀元蘇乞兒 武状元苏乞儿 武状元蘇乞兒 King Of Beggars
Artist Name(s): Ng Man Tat (Actor) | Stephen Chow (Actor) | Chan Wai Yee | Norman Tsui | Sharla Cheung | Chen Jian Zhong 吳孟達 (Actor) | 周 星馳 (Actor) | 陳慧儀 | 徐少強 | 張敏 | 陳建忠 吴孟达 (Actor) | 周 星驰 (Actor) | 陈慧仪 | 徐少强 | 张敏 | 陈建忠 呉孟達 (ン・マンタ) (Actor) | 周星馳(チャウ・シンチー) (Actor) | 陳慧儀(ウィンディ・チャン) | 徐少強(チョイ・シウキョン) | 張敏(チョン・マン) | Chen Jian Zhong 오맹달 (Actor) | 주성치 (Actor) | Chan Wai Yee | Norman Tsui | 장민 | Chen Jian Zhong
Director: Gordon Chan 陳 嘉上 陈 嘉上 陳嘉上(ゴードン・チャン) 진가상
Release Date: 1999-12-01
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Rating: II
Duration: 99 (mins)
Publisher: Deltamac (HK)
Package Weight: 110 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1000000579

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Director: Gordon Chan


  So, the legendary beggar, is actually born into a princely rich family. Like his father, So leads a lavish life. Once he throws a big, big birthday part in a brothel. So meets Ju Suan and falls in love with the virgin prostitute. She agrees to marry him only after he was won the national military arts championships. So defeats Sunglinsin's nephew in the final. But an infuriarated Sunglinsin discovers So cheats by hiring someone to write an essay for him. The emperor is envaged. He strips So and his father of all honors and riches. They become beggars……

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Customer Review of "King Of Beggars"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.6 out of 10 (5)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.4 out of 10 (7)

Kevin Kennedy
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October 24, 2014

This customer review refers to King Of Beggars (1992) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
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Stephen Chow as the Artful Dodger? Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
If Charles Dickens, Charlie Chaplin, and Jin Yong collaborated on the script for a kung fu comedy, they might have cooked up something like "King of Beggars".

Stephen Chow plays So, the son of General Su of Guangzhou (Ng Man Tat). Both father and son are illiterate hedonists and boastfully proud of it. So throws himself a birthday party at his favorite brothel, where he spots the lovely Yushang (Sharla Cheung) and announces that he will marry her. Yushang tells So that she will agree to the marriage only if he first wins the national martial arts competition. So is quite skilled in martial arts, but his illiteracy poses a challenge for the written portion of the competition. After So wins the competition, it is revealed that he cheated on the written exam. Consequently, both So and his dear old dad are thrown penniless into the streets to live as beggars.

So becomes lost in his humiliation and shuns Yushang when she encourages him to join the beggars association to which she belongs. But So faces a fateful choice when an insurrection is mounted against the kingdom and Yushang's life may be at risk. Could 'sleeping kung fu' be the key to his resurrection?

Both Stephen Chow and Sharla Cheung deliver fine performances, managing to be both funny and vulnerable. Ng Man Tat works wonders providing unfailing comic support for Chow's antics. Director Gordon Chan mounts the production on a lavish scale, even commanding PLA troops for the film's battle scenes. "King of Beggars" should not be missed.
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June 21, 2008

One of Chow's better Comedies Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
We have had Wong Fei Hung in Drunken Master, Lam Sai Wing in Magnificent Butcher and Leung Foon in most of Kwan Tak Hing's Early Wong Fei Hung Movies. Now it's Beggar So Hai's Turn in one of the better early Stephen Chow Movies, King of Beggars.

Stephen plays the Legendary beggar So in his younger days, as an illiterate rich playboy who's illiterate and lazy father (played by Chow Regular Ng Man Tat) is the General of Guangzhou.

For Stephen's birthday, he decides to host a big party for all his friends at a local Teahouse/Opera House/Brothel, which is also where a Government official entertaining Chiu, a Magician from the north (the principal villain of the piece, played by Tsui Siu Keung) is also celebrating. Chiu is an evil magician who has earned the wrath of the Beggars society, so much so that the society have sent two sisters disguised as prostitutes to kill Chiu.

The Lead sister, Yu-Shang (Sharla Cheung) becomes the object of desire of both men, and a small fight breaks out, with So as the winner. With a little help from his father and tutor, Chiu is forced to leave, much to the dismay of the two sisters/Assassins.

Desperate to win Yu-Shang's heart, So will do anything. Yu Shang however will only agree to marry him if he becomes the winner of the Kung-Fu scholar Competition. So is good at Kung Fu but he is no scholar, so Yu-Shang hopes that this will get him out of hair forever, but thanks to a little help from his father, he is able to pass the scholar part of the tournament with a little bribery. Chiu is also at the tournament, and seeks to rig the competition so that So loses...

So however triumphs, and becomes the Kung Fu scholar, but Chiu, unwilling to admit defeat, claims that So is illiterate. When the emperor finds out this is true, he sentences So and his father to become Beggars for life. The two soon after join the Beggars association, and with a little help from a veteran beggar, So achieves the rank of King of beggars and seeks revenge against Chiu.
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Phoenix Lin
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May 27, 2007

This customer review refers to King Of Beggars (Taiwan version)
Following the recipe Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
This particular Stephen Chow movie follows the typical Kung-fu comedy recipe on a familiar character & is nothing spectacular. Doesn't exhibit high levels of martial arts but there was an interesting display of a sleeping Buddha style. A few Stephen Chow antics were thrown in there but seemed almost inappropirate. Subtitles on very few occasions were obstructed by white background or clothing. Don't recall any other issues; no special features noted.
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October 22, 2004

My favor movie Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
King of Beggars is AWSOME!!! that's all I gotta's comedy and yet a hottie actor..hehe
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March 9, 2003

OK film Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
I expected more kung fu, but the movie focused more on comedy than kung fu, which I think worked against the film. Overall, this was a mildly entertaining movie.
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