Dirty Ho

Dirty Ho

1979 • Hong Kong • Directed by Chia-Liang Liu

After the international success of The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, star Gordon Liu and his director brother Lau Kar-leung drew upon the Chinese legend of the imperial prince travelling in secret amongst the common people for what many argue to be their masterpiece, the supremely entertaining Dirty Ho. Ignore the misleading title; Lau’s take on the odd couple buddy comedy shows off some of the most inventive kung fu choreography in the Shaw Brothers canon and is not to be missed!

Impudent young jewel thief Ho Jen (Wong Yue) is shown up one night by the mysterious art collector Wang (Liu), who unexpectedly takes a shine to Ho and sets about teaching him a lesson. After Ho is ‘accidentally’ poisoned during a scuffle, Wang withholds the antidote until the robber reluctantly promises to become his disciple and bodyguard. Ho soon realises, however, that there is more to his new master than he is letting on, and that powerful enemies are waiting around every corner.

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Dirty Ho
  • Dirty Ho

    1979 • Hong Kong • Directed by Chia-Liang Liu

    After the international success of The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, star Gordon Liu and his director brother Lau Kar-leung drew upon the Chinese legend of the imperial prince travelling in secret amongst the common people for what many argue to be their ...

Extras

  • Introduction to Dirty Ho

    A newly filmed appreciation of Dirty Ho and Heroes of the East by film critic and historian Tony Rayns.

  • Dirty Ho (Arrow Podcast with Sam Ashurst & Dan Martin)

    In this episode, Sam & Dan cover Liu Chia-Liang's comedy action extravaganza: Dirty Ho. Spoiler level: 1/5, for their cinematic pairings, Sam and Dan also recommend films such as Drunken Master and 36th Chamber of Shaolin, plus also talk about recent films they've seen including Seconds and Pass ...