This prime example of director/co-writer Chang Cheh's mastery takes place right after the Korean War, as a kung-fu master, combat instructor, explosives expert, and missle specialist ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

,
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Wu Sung, a military swordmaster, is acused of murdering his adulterous sister-in-law and a thug, and sent to exile in Meng Chou. At the prison camp, Shih En, son of the camp commander, ... See full summary »

Directors: Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao
Stars: Lung Ti, Mu Chu, Ching Tien
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The indomitable martial arts team of director Chang Cheh and stunt choreographer Liu Chia-liang continues the compelling saga of Golden Swallow from King Hu's Come Drink with Me in this ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Yu Wang, Lieh Lo
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Four friends learn kung fu to avenge the death of their friend against the manchus.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi, Szu Shih
E ke (1972)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Duel Of Fist was another hit from the "iron triangle" of director Chang Cheh and stars David Chiang and Ti Lung. And, as with all the director's classics, one good hit deserves another, so ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Li Ching
Dong kai ji (1975)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Based on one of China's enduring epic novels, written in the 14th century, "All Men Are Brothers" continues the patriotic story of righteous warriors battling despotic leaders, featuring ... See full summary »

Directors: Cheh Chang, Wu Ma
Stars: Wai-Man Chan, Yang Chang, Chuan Chen
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Impetuous young martial arts master Kuan takes a job at a textile factory where another disciple of the revered Shaolin discipline warns him about the rival Manchu clan, who run another nearby mill.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi, Ming Li Chen
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Chen Kuan-tai exuded incredible power on screen, which his directors used to great advantage in this fight-filled follow-up to the smash hit The Boxer From Shantung -- which culminates in ... See full summary »

Directors: Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao
Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Li Ching, Mu Chu
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil... Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique.

Directors: Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao
Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Li Ching, David Chiang
Pan ni (1973)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Agnes Chan, Lung Ti
Shuang xia (1971)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A prince of the Sung Dynasty has been taken prisoner by Ching invaders and is being held in an impenetrable fortress by elite men of the Ching. A group of fighters loyal to the Sung set out... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Feng Ku
Hong hai er (1975)
Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In The Fantastic Magic Baby, director Chang Che weaves a wild and woolly yarn about how the legendary Monkey King and Goddess of Mercy battle and defeat the child god Hung Hai-erh then point him down the road to righteousness.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Hua Chung Ting, Chuan-li Chang, Chin Hu
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tells the story of the 108 Heroes who stood up against a corrupt government. Each hero has his own unique fighting skill, but they are all willing to die to uphold justice.

Directors: Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao, and 1 more credit »
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Kuan Tai Chen
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
David Chiang ...
Chin Yi
...
Feng Hsieh
...
Li Wei-shi
Chung Wang ...
Kao Ying-han
Lily Li ...
Wen Hsi
Li Ching ...
Song-hwa
Tina Chin-Fei ...
Yin Hua
...
Lei Tai (as Akira Kurata)
Andre Marquis ...
Boss Hawke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuan Chen ...
Hawke's man
Feng Erh ...
Jeep mechanic
...
Jukebox GI
Hark-On Fung ...
'Hello John' waiter
Hsieh-Su Fung
Han Chou Ho ...
Korean M.P.
Edit

Storyline

This prime example of director/co-writer Chang Cheh's mastery takes place right after the Korean War, as a kung-fu master, combat instructor, explosives expert, and missle specialist heroically represent the Book of Revelation's four riders against murder, corruption, jealous and greed. Written by Celestial Pictures

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

22 December 1972 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Strike 4 Revenge  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hellfighters of the East
16 August 2014 | by (Jakarta, Indonesia) – See all my reviews

A 1972 Shaw Brothers production by the studio's prolific director Chang Cheh. If you are familiar with Shaw Brothers films, the cast boast the superstars of the era: Ti Lung, David Chiang, Wang Chung and Chen Kuan-tai. To the uninitiated, you have to suspend your disbelief to enjoy a Shaw Brothers film, especially of this genre.

The story, which takes place after the end of the Korean War in 1953, tells about a wounded innocent bystander - a Chinese soldier, an expert in hand-to-hand combat (Ti Lung) who is framed for the brutal murder of an American G.I.. Not wanting to be falsely sentenced and possibly hanged, he escapes from the hospital with the help of his three friends who have just retired from the same war: a kungfu instructor (David Chiang) who is also a patron of a brothel runs by an American gangster and his Japanese second-in-command Lei Tai (Yasuaki Kurata), an explosives expert (Wang Chung) and a weapon expert (Chen Kuan-tai).

Hiding out in a prostitute's house whose brothel the kungfu instructor often frequents, the four plan to find a way to help their accused friend. However, the matter becomes complicated as Lei Tai and his men of the brothel, who are the real murderers of the G.I., and the South Korean Military Police, assigned to arrest the four soldiers dead or alive, are hot on their trail. Knowing that the two opposite sides of the law are closing in, the four cornered fugitives are forced to settle their predicament in a ruthless final confrontation.

FOUR RIDERS is not in the same league as Chang Cheh's superb "Seven-Samurai-like" 1975 kungfu film THE SAVAGE FIVE which boasts the same four superstars. Firstly, this is largely due to the inaccuracy of the production design. The story that takes place in 1953 is not portrayed as is. Instead, audience see the South Korea of 1972 when the film was shot. Most probably, this happened due to cost constraint. Another reason is the unrealistic foley (sound effects) that is used during the fights: the often heard "yap" and "whack" sounds in badly dubbed kungfu movies of the 70's. Then there are the technical inaccuracies: the weapon used by one of the main characters, in this case a rifle that can shoot multiple times without reloading or the law-of-physics defying act of flailing a barbell as a killing weapon as though it was weightless!

Despite these inaccuracies, FOUR RIDERS manages to entertain and is worth watching for fans of the four actors, especially those who like to see desperate heroes fighting against all odds!


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?