Celebrated director Chu Yuan helms "Descendant Of The Sun", a Superman meets Hercules a la old style martial art film. Derek Yee is a magic solar baby sent Earthbound by a benevolent god, raised by an old carpenter, has martial art superpowers and "green kryptonite" loses them during solar eclipses. That's when the evil baby counterpart shows up. Demon-paced martial arts action by Jackie Chan's kung-fu classmates Yuan Pin and Yuen Hua compliments Toho Studio style special optical effects.

  1. Chor Yuen


Top Billed Cast

  1. Derek Yee Tung-Sing

    Derek Yee Tung-Sing

    Shue Sang/Yuen Ying

  2. Ku Kuan-Chung

    Ku Kuan-Chung

    Evil Baby Mo Ying

  3. Cherie Chung

    Cherie Chung


  4. Lung Tien-Hsiang

    Lung Tien-Hsiang

    Prince Regent

  5. Yeung Chi-Hing

    Yeung Chi-Hing

    Prime Minister

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Descendant of the Sun
Descendant of the Sun


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Original Title Ri jie

Status Released

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  • December 16, 1983


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 24m

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