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

 -  Action | Drama  -  November 1980 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Yuka Mizuno ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lung Chan
Kang-Yeh Cheng ...
Chow Kan
Miao Ching
Norman Chu ...
Chang
Ping Ha
Riki Harada ...
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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Challenge of the Ninja  »

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Classic martial arts' finest hour
21 February 2004 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark, EU) – See all my reviews

This is classic martial arts with everything that comes with it, including, to start with the downside first: A terrible English dub. The videotape I saw was also cropped. But if you can past that and get on to the movie you're in for a positive surprise. Drunk Shaolin.. is as good as it gets and offers a great sense of humor without getting silly. In brief the story is about a Chinese man who happens to be a kung fu expert marries a Japanese girl who is a an avid karate fighter. Trouble is certainly ahead as she chucks out her husband's Chinese kung fu weapons to make room for her own Japanese weapons, even worse: He insults her karate she takes it personally as so does her teacher in Japan and a group of his crack students, so they are off to China to challenge her husband to a duel. What follows is a fantastic display of Japanese contra Chinese weapons and techniques presented with considerable style as well as humor. I watched this film many times, it is joy forever. 8/10


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