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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Prodigal Son Wing Chun movie

Did you think that Ip Man 2 was Sammo Hung's first Wing Chun movie?

Actually... in 1981, "THE PRODIGAL SON" took its rightful place as (arguably) the "best" Wing Chun movie ever released. It would take more than a quarter century for Ip Man (2008) to dethrone it. Of course, that's just our two cents on the subject.

Anyhow, The Prodigal Son is still an excellent movie, and we wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone! In it, Sammo Hung stars as Wong Wah Bo - a real person from Wing Chun history. He also directed the film.

The fight choreography is truly spectacular. Best of all, it's a very funny film, although some serious themes are touched upon.

We don't sell this particular movie at our school, but you can find it on Amazon... if you're willing to shell out around $45, that is. Rumors abound of a version available for $10 but we haven't seen it yet. There also appear to be a few for sale for around $20 plus shipping. You might have better luck on eBay.

Good luck getting your hands on a copy - it'll be worth it!

-Kung Fu Los Angeles staff