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Da wu shi yu xiao piao ke (1977)

A regional champion martial artist that moonlights as an honour-bound assassin, Tu Ta Shen, solidifies his reputation by challenging top fighters en route to the other champion, Nan Pa Tien... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Sing Chen ...
Tu Tashan (as Chen Xing)
Jang Lee Hwang ...
Tien Lung Chong (as Wong Zheng Lieh)
Chung-Erh Lung ...
Shanmei
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Sword and Knife Man
Hua Chung Ting ...
Hsiao Hu (as Ding Hwa Chong)
Corey Yuen ...
Spearman (as Yuen Kwai)
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Ming Lieh Chan ...
Hsiao Hung
Man-No Chen
Shao Bao Ge
Pai Lin
Lieh Lo
Biu Yuan
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A regional champion martial artist that moonlights as an honour-bound assassin, Tu Ta Shen, solidifies his reputation by challenging top fighters en route to the other champion, Nan Pa Tien, in order to unify both titles. Along the way he defeats a man who's shame in defeat drives him to suicide. Before he dies, recognizing Tu Ta Shen honour, he asks Tu Ta Shen to defeat a group of Manchu supporters led by none other that Nan Pa Tien. The dying mans son, Sa Woo, tries to kill Tu Ta Shen but is easily outmatched. Tu Ta Shen offer to teach Sa Yoo enough so that he can take revenge for his father. The two set out together; One to fulfill a promise to a dying man, one to keep a promise of revenge. Written by M. Astaphan

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Unlikely movie for Pink Floyd music
13 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't really have anything to say about Hero of the Wild other than, about 46 minutes into it, we cut to a scene of someone dropping down into a cave to break free the hero and suddenly, like catching the glint of Sparticus' wrist-watch, we hear the distinctive metallic pulse of Pink Floyd's Echoes. The snippet last just long enough for Gilmour's undulating lead and Wright's patter of organ notes to become audible, and then it's gone. It's an oddity. One wonders if the band knew their music had been linked, however fleetingly, to the doomed rebel struggle to return the Ming to power. How the world would have been different had they succeeded.


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