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Ba dao lou zi (1976)

R | | Action, Drama, War | August 1976 (USA)
Another iconoclastic work from the action auteur Chang Cheh, and winner of Honourable Mention for Dramatic Feature at the 13th Golden Horse Awards, 7-Man Army retells the legend of seven ... See full summary »

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David Chiang ...
Pai Chang-hsing
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Wu Chao-cheng
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Chiang Ming-kun
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Ho Hung-fa
Kuan-Chun Chi ...
Chu Tien-cheng
Ying Bai ...
Chia Fu-sheng
Yi-Min Li ...
Private Pan Ping Lin (as Lee I. Min)
Hua Chung Ting ...
Hsiao Hsuen-tsu
Tien Miao ...
Hsi Yi
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Hsin Yi Chen
Hui Lou Chen
Jun Chen
Ming Li Chen
Shen-Lin Chen
Tien-Chi Cheng
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Another iconoclastic work from the action auteur Chang Cheh, and winner of Honourable Mention for Dramatic Feature at the 13th Golden Horse Awards, 7-Man Army retells the legend of seven patriots defending against 20,000 Japanese soldiers and 50 tanks for 5 days, at a strategic key point of the Great Wall known as Pa Tou Lou Tzu Written by Celestial Pictures

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When the big seven join forces to save their place...Action explodes all over the place.

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Cheh Chang's lost masterpiece
9 February 2004 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark, EU) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as the second half of a midnight double bill more than 20 years ago and it made a lasting impression. A group of brave Chinese martial arts fighters take a stand against the Japanese invaders during WWII in an impressive display of martial arts. So why didn't the Japanese just gun them down? I guess there is no honor in defeating an enemy without firearms that way and that would have shortened the movie quite a bit. See it if you can, but as far as I know it is completely unavailable. There is not even a Hong Kong VCD release of it. This one is overdue for DVD release. 9/10


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