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Heroes of the Wild (1977)

Da wu shi yu xiao piao ke (original title)
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
Biao Yuen ...
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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"I'll get you!"
10 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

More bone crunching martial arse hi jinks here, full of bad dubbing, questionable antics, and bad wigs. Grrr. I'll get you! Some champion challenges another champion to a fight on a beach (I'll get you!), causing the other guy to kill himself. This guy's son goes nuts (I'll get you!) but the losing champion makes the winning champion promise that he'll look after his son and also take down some Manchurian spies who also happen to be champion fighters, so now the winning champion has to raise this guy and teach his kung fu in order for the losing champion's son to grow up strong and kill him. Makes sense so far, eh?

So the champion guys also gets hired to kill a guy who turns out to be the guy he was going to kill anyway, plus the guy that hired him was wearing a mask so we'll have to wait to find out who he was. He's also training this young guy to kill him, which seems to involve killing a dog (for real? Who knows in these films) because kindness is not allowed or something, and now and again rescuing this girl from a life of prostitution.

While story wise this is kind of boring jazz (not to mention confusing, as it seems to me a bunch of innocent people were beaten up and killed), there's plenty of martial arse battles to watch. For some reason the version I watched was split into two separate parts. It's okay, don't sweat it if you don't see it.


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