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‘Call to Arms’ substitutes sweeping action for epic political intrigue

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Call to Arms

Written by San Kong and Siu Laap-Man

Directed by San Kong

Hong Kong, 1972

It is the era of the Chin Dynasty. The emperor himself (Cheng Miu) shows his true megalomaniacal self by invading a series of states to reinforce his iron grip over the land. Region after region falls prey to Chin’s invading forces, merciless and overpowering. Word of mouth tells of the Chao and Wei states being the the next two targets on the power hungry leader’s agenda. Chao is desperate to survive, but its leaders, Su Song (Yeung Chi-Hing), Prince Shun Ling (Chung Wa) and Princess Su Yu (Ha Faan) have not the resources to fend off the oncoming battalions. They seek the help of the Weis, whose leader (Chan Shen) seemingly has no interest in allocating much needed military capital. The Chaos devise a  scheme by which the Princess will offer herself to the Wei leader and, »

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