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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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Cast

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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 Sparrow of Shaolin (2017) See more »

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better in Chinese
25 July 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I read somewhere that the producers tried hard to come up with a story that viewers outside Hong Kong would enjoy because Gordon Liu had fans in China and Japan thanks to his Shaolin monk movies. "Heroes of the East" was the result. Gordon Liu was in Montreal for the Fantasia Film Festival so local organizers and sponsors got him to come to Toronto to say hello after the show.

I noticed something watching the Chinese version that slipped by me when I watched the English dub years ago - only the Ninja Master and Ah To's wife could speak Chinese! I guess that was necessary for the sake of the story so our hero couldn't tell the other Japanese masters that everything was a big misunderstanding and there was no reason for them to fight.

I have good feelings about this movie because the story held together so well. Nobody was portrayed as a villain and everything was resolved happily with our hero accepting the friendship of the Kendo Master.


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