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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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Barry Chan ...
(as Tzi-yung Wei)
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Chiu Ming Chen
Kuo-Hua Chen
Fu Hung Cheng
Ching Chou ...
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Shao Hua Chu
Chang Chun
Wan-Chin Lai
Hua Li
Liang Tai
Hung Tsai
Ming Cheng Tseng
Hsiao-Kang Tsou
Fei Wang
Ming Wang
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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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Kung-Fu Fighters - Von stählernen Fäusten zerfetzt  »

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Typical MA nonsense, from an expert at nonsense films
14 November 2005 | by (Boston, Ma) – See all my reviews

But then everyone has to start somewhere, I guess. The film is one of those anti-Japanese Chinese films (apparently the Japanese must have done some nasty things during the time because I used to have a Chinese friend who hated the Japanese, but was not even born when the conflict happened). The other unusual thing is one of the bad guys turns into a good guy (and gets killed in the process). Otherwise it's not as incoherent or non-sensical as other martial arts films, but there is the usual bad direction, editing, and out-of-focus photography characteristic of these films. So, nothing special here. And while some may consider Woo a good director, the only thing he was ever good at is action sequences, and most of these are so over-the-top as to be totally unbelievable (as are the plot devices in his films).


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