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Brothers Five (1970)

Wu hu tu long (original title)
A young woman sets out to reunite feuding brothers to take out a gang of killers who have murdered their father.

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Heroine Yen Hsing-kung
Han Chin ...
Blacksmith Kao Hao - 1st brother
Yi Chang ...
Scholar Kao Chih - 2nd brother
Yuen Kao ...
Security chief Kao Yung - 3rd brother
Hua Yueh ...
Valet Kao Wei - 4th brother
Lieh Lo ...
Kao Hsia - 5th brother
Feng Tien ...
Lung Chen-feng
Feng Ku ...
Lord Wan
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Security escort Chu
Tsan-Hsiung Ku
Wei Lieh Lan ...
Hsiao San - Cart driver
Ka Ting Lee ...
Chiu the Fourth - Lien's man
Yunzhong Li ...
Steward of Teng Lung Manor
Jen-Ching Mi
Yasuhiro Shikamura ...
Henchman
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Very good but also a bit tiresome after a while.
3 January 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The plot idea for "Brothers Five" is not at all unusual for a martial arts film. The old leader of the Flying Dragons is murdered and his five sons all return years later to exact revenge. Now here's the weird part--the five were all raised separately, know nothing of each other AND all arrive at almost the exact same time to fight the baddie and his hundreds of minions! Not surprisingly, the film consists of battle after battle--so much swordplay that after a while it all is a bit tiresome--even if the fights are well choreographed and have tons of realistic blood. And, while the baddies are all obliging enough to attack one at a time, the film does still feature some of the best fighting you'll find in a Shaw Brothers film.

So do I recommend it? Well, it all depends. If you haven't seen tons of martial arts films, you'll no doubt enjoy "Brothers Five". However, if you've already seen a lot, the film is just too familiar to make it a must-see. I liked it, but it was definitely a case of been there/done that.


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