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Zhong hua zhang fu (1978)

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 ...
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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
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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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Challenge of the Ninja  »

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When the Japanese fighters arrive in Hong Kong they walk past, possible arrive on, the Norwegian ship MS Halldis. See more »

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Referenced in Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (2002) See more »

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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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