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Heroes of the East (1978)
"Zhong hua zhang fu" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama  -  November 1980 (USA)
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Kang-Yeh Cheng ...
Chow Kan
Miao Ching
Norman Chu ...
Chang
Ping Ha
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Japanese Kendo expert
Linda Lin Di Ho
Hou Hsiao
Pa-Ching Huang
Naozo Kato ...
Dojo Grandmaster
Ho Chiu Kei
Yasuaki Kurata ...
Takeno, Japanese ninjutsu expert
Hoi Sang Lee ...
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A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all of her Japanese martial arts family by issuing a challenge to her that is misinterpreted by the others. He must then prove how good Chinese Kung Fu really is through a series of duels with the seven Japanese martial artists who come to meet the challenge. Written by Anonymous

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The Title Says It All...
5 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With a title like Shaolin Challenges Ninja... how could this movie not be amazing? With excellently choreographed fight scenes, a decent storyline (horrible translation... but that just adds to its reputation as a classic), and a great assortment of fighting styles and weaponry, this movie is amazing.

And there's not that much more to say. Watch this movie if you're a fan of classic Shaw Brother's martial arts mayhem. The only disappointment would come in how easily the hero defeats each villain. But his reasons for non-violence fit the storyline and thus, can't be avoided.

A non-violent action movie? Yes it is... and it still rules. Enjoy.


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