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Shaolin Martial Arts (1974)

Hong quan yu yong chun (original title)
When the ruling dynasty in China sends soldiers to destroy the Shaolin Temple, students use their martial arts to defend the school.

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Li Yao
Kuan-Chun Chi ...
Chen Pao-yung
Yi Ling Chen ...
Lin Chen-hsiu (as Irene Chen Yi-ling)
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Ho Chen-kang
Man-Tzu Yuan ...
Ah-Hui
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Pa Kang
Lung Wei Wang ...
Yu Pi
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Kwok Kuen Chan
Tien Lung Chen
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Nan Chiang ...
Ying-Jao 'Eagle-Claws' Wu
Tao Chiang
Yi Feng ...
Yen Tung-ting
Hark-On Fung
Hsia Hsu
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When the ruling dynasty in China sends soldiers to destroy the Shaolin Temple, students use their martial arts to defend the school.

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The story of Pei Mei as well as many of the real martial art techniques from Kill Bill 1 & 2 were first seen on screen in this film. The techniques used are close to Gordon Liu's heart as many are attributed to having been developed by his ancestors. See more »

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A Defining Kung Fu Film?
9 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When the ruling dynasty in China sends soldiers to destroy the Shaolin Temple, students use their martial arts to defend the school.

Having now seen more than a handful of "kung fu" movies, I am starting to see Chang Cheh as the definitive director of the 1970s, or at least among the top tier. His work is very much what I think of with the generic sort of film. And, from what I understand, this film was one of many that was a big inspiration on Tarantino's "Kill Bill". I believe that.

This is simple film at its best. The sets are not elaborate, but the focus is really just the fights and a touch of humor. The character development is mild, as it should be. This is not an individual struggle, after all.


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