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The Avenging Eagle (1978)
"Long xie shi san ying" (original title)

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Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly as he travels on a soul-searching journey. He comes to the aid of a seemingly... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sheng Fu ...
Cheuk Yi-fan
Lung Ti ...
Chi Ming-sing
Feng Ku ...
Yoh Xi-hung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lung Chan ...
(as Chen Lung)
Kuo Hua Chang
Yu Chang
Szu Hsiao
Pei Chi Huang ...
(as Wong Pei Chi)
Ling Ling Hung
Eddy Ko ...
Wan Da
Wei-Ping Kuo ...
(as Kuo Hui Pung)
Hui Huang Lin ...
(as Lin Hui-Huang)
Hung Lu
Jamie Luk ...
Yoh Xi-hung's bodyguard (as Lu Chien-Ming)
Chia-Li Ou
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Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly as he travels on a soul-searching journey. He comes to the aid of a seemingly bumbling man who hardly takes even life-threatening scenes seriously. The man Chi saved starts following him on the road, explaining that he's looking for someone who committed a grievous, unforgivable wrong. As the two travel on the road, it starts to become clear that Chi's companion is more than he seems: he's actually a very skilled martial artist, and his boots contain short blades that he can attach to his sleeves. Chi finally tells his companion his story: he's seeking out a renowned swordsman named Cheuk Yi-fan... not to kill him, but to die at his hand. Chi is haunted of the last job he did with the gang, slaughtering many of Cheuk's family and friends... and Chi himself slew Cheuk's pregnant wife. Chi's companion agrees to help Chi with his mission. But when the two arrive at Yoh's ... Written by looker1010az

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13 September 1978 (Hong Kong)  »

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A Águia Vingadora  »

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The lady who plays Sheng Fu's wife in the movie was his real-life wife, Jenny Tseng. They were married from 1976 until his death in July 1983. See more »

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Who taught you to have FEELINGS?!
7 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

I think there are enough movies that decry the injustice of violence, misogyny and hierarchy, don't you? This one celebrates them, so if you find that offputting don't watch it and it go listen to some indie albums or something. Avenging Eagle won't ever get noticed by Criterion or have an uncut DVD release that really does it justice because it's about things other than the fallibility of man and/or trembling in the shadow of one's mortality: responsibility, honor, revenge, transcendence and other concepts that our castrated egalitarian "culture" has deemed vulgar and dangerous. There's no trace of modernity to be found besides Sun Chung's dreamlike, stylish directing, and the stark artificiality of the sets only reinforces the film's out-of-time vibe--other Shaw directors (Chang Cheh in particular) could make them look cheap and laughable, but here they're straight out of Chinese operatic tradition. A classic film that shows you the nexus of things martial arts/wuxia movies can be besides entertainment: art, tradition, culture, mythology and philosophy (truth). If I was a ruler, I'd forcibly emigrate anyone in my country who gave this a negative review due to their obvious deficiencies.


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