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Hero of Shanghai (1977)

Bu ju (original title)
The place: Shanghai. The time: 1921. The Japanese aggression towards China is getting stronger each day. Enter Hsueh Ao-Lin (Chen Kuan Tai), an agent of the government sent to uncover the ... See full summary »

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Sha-Li Chen
Chin Hu
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Chi Ping Chang
Fang-Hsia Chang
Hung-Ki Chang
Peng Chang
Shao Chun Chang
Yi Kuei Chang
Chin Hai Chen
Hui Lou Chen
Jen Chen
Mu Chuan Chen
Kang-Yeh Cheng
Ching-Hsia Chiang
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The place: Shanghai. The time: 1921. The Japanese aggression towards China is getting stronger each day. Enter Hsueh Ao-Lin (Chen Kuan Tai), an agent of the government sent to uncover the Chinese traitors helping the enemy. Once inside, Hsueh must fight both the Japanese and his countrymen for his sake, and the future of China.

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Don't think this is really a movie
16 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is a DVD of this series of film clips sold by Video Asia under the Shaw Legends Collection title. I call it film clips because I'm being kind to one of my favorite golden age of martial arts movies star Chen Kuan-Tai. "Hero of Shanghai" does not appear to me to be a fully edited and finished movie. There is serious lack of continuity between the simplest cuts. The same reaction shots seem to be used many times. I found the "movie" to be unwatchable after about thirty minutes. I do recommend the DVD because of the interviews and documentary. The documentary about the old Shaw Brothers empire in Hong Kong was worth the price of admission.


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