This martial arts movie tries to explain the strange death of the international movie star and kung fu master Bruce Lee. Most of the story centers on a former disciple of Lee who launches a... See full summary »
After Long's father dies under mysterious circumstances, he sets out to avenge his murder. Long is a martial arts expert, and he is soon forced to put his extraordinary skills to the test. ... See full summary »
Bruce Li stars as a kung fu fighter who with a group friends defies the Ching Dynasty, using his martial arts and sense of honor he succeeds though not without some personal losses. Revenge Of The Ming Patriots is one of Bruce Li's better martial arts movies. What is most interesting aside from the period piece drama is that it appears that the choreography is ahead of it's time, which in itself looks like the pre-cursor for Jet Li's Once Upon A Time In China II. Indeed the plot is basically ripped off from numerous Shaw Brothers classics, but the pace here is fast, the martial arts sequences are good and the story works despite it's simplicity. Bruce Li is saddled with a bad wig and (of course) bad dubbing but Revenge Of The Patriots has its moments and it's obvious this set the standard of things to come. In other words, as a curiosity piece, this is worth a look.
* *1/2 out of 4-(Pretty Good)
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