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Never Kiss a Ninja (1987)

Nu ren zhe (original title)
| 1987 (USA)
During the Japanese occupation of Shanghai, a Chinese woman trains in the covert arts. When she arrives in Hong Kong, she learns that her brother works on behalf the Japanese cause. She ... See full summary »

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Hui San Yang ...
Wu Shiau-kuei (as Hui-Sang Yang)
Kuan Tai Chen
Yun-Peng Hsiang
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Yi Tao Chang
Ying Chi Chang
Kai-chun Chen ...
Liu Chun
Sung Young Chen
Yi-Chun Chiang ...
Madame King
Yen-fei Chin
Yi-Fang Chin ...
Chang Fang
Han Hsieh ...
Elder Wu
Ti-Men Kan ...
Iwaga
Tsai-yung Li
Kang Peng ...
Kuroda
Ying-lan Po ...
Ya-Chih
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During the Japanese occupation of Shanghai, a Chinese woman trains in the covert arts. When she arrives in Hong Kong, she learns that her brother works on behalf the Japanese cause. She then pulls together a team of women warriors to stop her brother. Written by Neva Friedenn

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Average Taiwanese movie
17 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While Hong Kong movie studios succeeded in pioneering new and innovative directions for their movies, Taiwan movie studios never outgrew their old school kung-fu movies. This movie is probably their last gasp at trying to hold on to the kung-fu movie format, only that they've mixed ladies in skimpy swimsuits to spice up the action.

Taiwan movies seems to be made by a committee of old school (or just old) producers that learned their craft in a certain way, and never changed. This movie was made in the late '80s, but looks like something out of the '70s. Their quality is never high, and by the end of the '70s they were no match for the quality of Hong Kong movies.

Hong Kong kung fu star Chen Kuan Tai stars in this movie. Chen is one of the few kung fu action movie star that successfully made transition into more modern movie format. He looks good in this movie. I can't say the same for other actors. The ladies that's supposed to be the babes in this movie looks too old to be playing this type of a role. They probably were babes for the age people who made this movie.

Quality wise this movie is about par for a Taiwanese movie. You can look for better quality movies from Hong Kong, and they're a better bet for this type of an entertainment.


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