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Skinny Tiger And Fatty Dragon

Film Information

Plot: A Bruce Lee-obsessed cop teams becomes part of a crime fighting duo.
Release Date: Out now.
Format: Blu-ray, Limited Edition (3000 copies only).
Director(s): Lau Kar-Wing.
Cast: Sammo Hung, Karl Maka.
BBFC Certificate: 15.
Running Time: 105 mins.
Country Of Origin: Hong Kong.
Language: Cantonese with optional English subtitles.
Review By: Paula Hammond.
Film Rating


Bottom Line

Kick-ass comedy gold.

Posted February 21, 2022 by

Film Review

Who doesn’t love a bit of classic Hong Kong mayhem? And when that includes the inimitable Sammo Hung (Mr Vampire) and Karl Maka (the Aces Go Places series) you know you’re in for a treat.

Skinny Tiger and Fatty Dragon is part buddy-cop flick, part Bruce Lee tribute, with Sammo Hung playing a cop obsessed with the physical legacy of “The Little Dragon”. Teaming up with the infamous “Skinny Tiger” (Karl Maka), Sammo becomes the larger half of a luck-starved, crime fighting duo forced into a running battle against a syndicate of triad gangsters.

Combining Sammo’s genius fighting skills with his infectious physical comedy, this tour-de-force comedy-adventure makes its UK debut on Blu-ray this month with  a brand new 2K restoration from Eureka.

Exclusive to this kick-ass two-disc classic is Chiu Lee’s documentary I Am The White Tiger in which stuntman, action director, and martial artist Mark Houghton tells his story of breaking into the Hong Kong film industry, his struggle with injuries and depression, and the promise he made his teacher, the legendary filmmaker Lau Kar Leung. There are also archival interviews with director Lau Kar-wing and  actor, stuntman, and action choreographer Ridley Tsui and an all-newO-Card Slipcase featuring artwork by Darren Wheeling.

which are sure to please fans.

Disc One includes:

  • Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release.
  • Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) and martial artist/actor Robert “Bobby” Samuels.
  • Brand new feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema.
  • Brand new interview with stuntman and martial artist Mark Houghton.
  • Archival interview with director Lau Kar-Wing.
  • Archival interview with actor, stuntman, and action choreographer Ridley Tsui.
  • Deleted Scene
  • Trailers.

Disc Two includes:

  • I Am The White Tiger documentary on the career of stuntman, martial artist, and action director Mark Houghton.

Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email:


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