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Very entertaining Hong Kong martial arts action flick
Ninja Heat begins with a man being released from prison after serving time for a jewel heist he was wrongly accused of. He immediately hooks up with his brother to enact violent revenge on the criminals who wronged him.
This Hong Kong martial arts caper is definitely a superior example of the Chopsocky sub-genre. It has a simple plot-line which is used efficiently to allow for a series of kung-fu encounters to flow together. Like others in its genre the action is fast and furious. But this one really benefits from its contemporary early 70's setting, giving it quite a bit of extra character nowadays. Similarly, it has a somewhat lively funky soundtrack which enlivens events further and I am also pretty sure that it 'borrows' a bit of music from a spaghetti western as well. This one, on the whole, was a very successful and dynamic bit of fun. Its story incorporated a good balance of action with melodrama, while its overall 70's feel is a definite extra asset nowadays. Good fun.
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