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Heroes of the East (1978)

Zhong hua zhang fu (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | November 1980 (USA)
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 ...
Yasuaki Kurata ...
Takeno, Japanese ninjutsu expert (as Kurata Yasuaki)
Naozo Kato ...
Dojo Grandmaster
Riki Harada ...
Japanese Kendo expert
Yujiro Sumi ...
Karate expert
Hayato Ryuzaki ...
Nunchaku expert
Nobuo Yana ...
Japanese spear expert
Yasutaka Nakazaki ...
Japanese Sai expert
Hitoshi Ômae ...
Japanese judo expert
Chia-Liang Liu ...
Drunken Master Su (Guest star))
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Lung Chan
Ming-Wai Chan ...
(as Ming-Wei Chen)
Kang-Yeh Cheng ...
Chow Kan
Chok Chow Cheung
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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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