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Tai quan zhen jiu zhou (1973)

 -  Action | War | Drama  -  July 1974 (USA)
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During the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930's, the leader of a small resistance movement attempts to get information to sympathizers in China.

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Angela Mao ...
Wan Ling-ching
Jhoon Rhee
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Billy Chan
Wing-Hon Cheung ...
(as Yung-Han Chang)
Chi Chu Chin
Kenji Kazama
Ching-Ying Lam ...
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Andre Morgan ...
Father Lewis
Wilson Tong
Lai Wang
Ing-Sik Whang
Anne Winton ...
Mary
Carter Wong ...
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Wen-Hua Yu
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During the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930's, the leader of a small resistance movement attempts to get information to sympathizers in China.

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Excellent Kung Fu Action Movie
5 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie made after the 1972 classic Hapkido also starring Angela Mao, is almost like a sequel or part 2 of that movie. The premise is almost identical in that in Japanese occupied Korea, Japanese martial arts school causes trouble with the missionaries, and also the locals. Taekwondo experts stand up to fight the tyranny of the Japanese.

Angela Mao and Sammo Hung also stars in this classic as well as real life Tae Kwon Do master Jhoon Rhee.

When I first saw these movies, I felt that they were cheezy after seeing the Enter the Dragon which were made on a budget that was about 50X that these movies are made on. But when I look at it now, I can see how well these movies were made. On little resources, and and made on short shooting schedule, these actors did amazing feats with their action.

Angela Mao always had incredible screen presence with her school girlish good looks. She still looks amazing today at her age of 62. She almost looks the same as when she made this movie. Compared to Hollywood stars who age very rapidly, I always wonder what these Asian actors do to keep their youthful appearances.

If you want to see power packed kung fu action from the '70s, this movie won't disappoint. It's a beautiful movie that's aged well with time, and would satisfy any kung fu action fans.


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