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17 May 1972 (Hong Kong) See more »
A band of evil Japanese martial artists want to possess all the dragon herb in a small Chinese village. It's up to fugitive loner and ace karate fighter Jang Wu-dip to stop these nefarious marauders. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Sing Chen ... Jang Wu-dip, fugitive hero (as Chan Sing)

Kuan Tai Chen ... Japanese long-haired boss
Ta Chuan Liu
Yung Henry Yu
Yu-mei Lin
Sau Sun Ho (as Hoh Sau-san)
Hsin-Yi Tseng (as Shan Liu)
Yeh Fang ... Japanese
Kwai Shan ... Japanese fighter / rapist with eye patch
Kwok Choi Hon ... Ya Ba, the mute
Sally Leh (as Sa La Leh)
Wong Pao-cheng
Yu Wang

Woo-Ping Yuen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Szu-Ying Chien
Hsieh-Su Fung
Li Jen Ho
Heng Li
Tien Ying Li
Sha-Li Pai
Wai Shum
Lan Sun ... Traitorous Chinese
Chien-Po Tsen
Mei Wong
Yue Wong
Brandy Yuen
Shun-Yee Yuen

Directed by
See-Yuen Ng 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
See-Yuen Ng 

Produced by
Jimmy L. Pascual .... producer
Original Music by
Fu Liang Chou  (as Liang Chow)
Cinematography by
Yan-Chien Chuang 
Film Editing by
Ting Hung Kuo  (as Teng Hong Cuo)
Makeup Department
Hsi Chen .... makeup artist
Production Management
Chien-Chuan Fung .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hua Chen .... assistant director
Sound Department
Hua Chang .... sound recordist
Woo-Ping Yuen .... stunt coordinator (as Wo Ping Yuen)
Other crew
Hsi Ming Chen .... planner
Min-Chiang Ho .... presenter (as Man-Keung Ho)
Cornelio B. Sarangaya .... presenter (filipino version)

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Also Known As:
"Dang kou tan" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Deadly Buddhist Raiders" - USA (alternative title)
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Sweden:94 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ (re-rating) (cut) (1982) | Australia:M (re-rating) (heavily cut) (1973) | Australia:RC (original rating) (1972) (1982) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Finland:(Banned) (1973) | France:12 | Sweden:(Banned) | UK:18 (uncut) (2004) | UK:18 (video rating) (cut) (1986) | UK:X (re-rating) (cut) (1976) | UK:Rejected (original rating) (1973) | West Germany:18

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Yuen Wo Ping who has choreographed such movies as Kill Bill and The Matrix, also choreographed this old-time classic.See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Fans of the genre will really like it, 22 July 2012
Author: ckormos1 from United States

Only a fan of this genre would watch this movie nowadays and only a fan will ever read this review. Today films like this need to be rated according to fan expectation and what else was being produced at the time of release. For a martial arts film fan having a festival of 1972 films this one ranks a solid 7 out of 10. We all know its all about the fights. We all know the fights get better as the movie progresses because they were usually filmed in script order and the actors and stunt men got better at working together. In case you don't know that then just disregard the first few fights and enjoy the rest. What I particularly liked was the way the Japanese fought "dirty" and the Chinese countered those attacks effectively and only responded with lethal force when provoked into it. Kudos to Chan Sing for another of his great villain roles. I bought the DVD to see Kuan Tai Chen actually and this film was before he became a star at Shaw Brothers.

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