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Meng shi (1974)

During the Second World War, the Japanese send in two ex-prisoners to rule over a lumberyard in occupied China with brutal methods.

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Chiu Ming Chen
Kuo-Hua Chen
Fu Hung Cheng
Chien Chou
Shao Hua Chu
Chang Chun
Hung Kuan
Wan-Chin Lai
Hua Li
Liang Tai
Hung Tsai
Ming Cheng Tseng
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Very underwhelming martial arts flick
13 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

During the dark days of the Second World War, two Japanese prisoners of war are offered freedom if they are successful in managing a lumberyard in occupied China. They gladly take this opportunity and rule the yard with an iron fist, leading to an uprising lead by two of the oppressed workers.

The Brave Lion was one of many chopsocky films to exploit the bad history between Japan and China. Like the others it predictably has evil Japanese baddies and heroic, downtrodden Chinese heroes. Like the vast majority in this genre though, it is very limited; which is partially down to a low budget but in all honesty is mainly due to its tedious nature. There is a lot of kung fu action, quite relentlessly so, but it's never very distinctive and all blends into one long fight after a bit. And there's not really much else on offer with a film like this. I thought it was a pretty bad film and can only be recommended to hard-core martial arts fans.


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