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Dragon Inn (1967)

Long men kezhan (original title)
The Eunuch of the Emperor has ordered the commander of his army condemned to death for betrayal and insurrection. The commander's family was was murdered to cut off his bloodline, but his ... See full summary »

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Lingfeng Shangguan
Chun Shih ...
Xiao Shaozi
Ying Bai ...
(as Pai Ying)
Feng Hsu
Chien Tsao
Han Hsieh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ah-Tsai
Ying-Chieh Han
Simon Hsu ...
(as Hsu Yao-kuang)
Fei Kao
Ming Kao
Hsiao Pao Ko
Chieh Li
Chu Liu
Shih Lu
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The Eunuch of the Emperor has ordered the commander of his army condemned to death for betrayal and insurrection. The commander's family was was murdered to cut off his bloodline, but his two youngest, a son and a daughter, were expelled from the empire to the outlands in an attempt to draw out the commanders confidant and adviser. In order to complete the plan, the Eunuch sent his ultra-secret Black Arrow Troop to assassinate the two remaining children and the advisor. The ambush: to be carried out at the Inn Of Dragon's Gate at the border. The plans fail as journeymen of great swordsmanship turn up at the inn. From that point until the end of the flic many battles take place. This film is a masterpiece of martial arts swords-play and speaks the tune of "The Swordsman" and the "Zatoichi" films. A must see for fans of classic Asian cinema. Written by LostInLodos

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21 October 1967 (Taiwan)  »

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Dragon Gate Inn  »

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No. 7 in the Hong Kong Film Awards' List of The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures See more »

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Referenced in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

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An absolute masterpiece!!
13 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

A must see swordplay film, probably the best of its kind ever made. The director, King Hu, is the master of tension and suspense and holds the viewer's attention throughout. I cannot rate this fim highly enough. If only it were more readily available.


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