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Ninja Checkmate (1979)
"Shuang ma lian huan" (original title)

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Supposedly dead, embittered former official, The Ghost Face Killer has returned and seeking revenge on those martial arts masters than once opposed him - his name is infamous and his Five ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jack Long
Yi-Min Li ...
Ah Pao (as Simon Lee)
Mark Long ...
Ghost Face Killer Wan Chun-Shan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeanie Chang
Tien-chi Cheng
Hou Tao Hsiao
Wang Hsiao ...
Wan's servant
Ching-Shun Mao
Li-pao Ou
Chi-Sheng Wang ...
Chao Yun-Lung
Hsueh-kun Wang
Yung Sheng Wang
Ying Wen
Siu Tin Yuen ...
Master Cook (Guest star)
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Supposedly dead, embittered former official, The Ghost Face Killer has returned and seeking revenge on those martial arts masters than once opposed him - his name is infamous and his Five Elements fighting style is deadly. Meanwhile, young Ah Pao joins a martial arts school in order to become a great fighter in order to take revenge on the man who killed his father. He gets very good quickly but timing is everything and his arrival at the school in relation to the return of the Ghost Face Killer sees him suspected of being connected and thus put out of the school. He falls under the tutelage of an elderly chess master in the town while all the time the focus of his vengeance kills his way closer and closer. Written by bob the moo

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The Chinese title 'Shuang Ma lian huan' metaphorically translates to the joint offensive power of the double knight pieces attack in chess strategy. See more »

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Mindblowing!!!!
26 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I heard about this movie because of the famous rap group The Wu-Tang Clan. So i checked it out on youtube. And man is it fast!!!! When i say say fast, I mean it is difficult to keep up with a technique that is so complex. There are excellent fight scenes, especially at the ending! The acting isn't so terrific, but since this is real genuine kung-fu that very few practice, it doesn't matter. The storyline is decent, but you don't always need a storyline for old fashioned fun. Funny haircuts, funny English dubbing, intensely good scenes. It would make an excellent remake.

Plus, it's not overly violent either. Kids tend to watch kung-fu movies regardless of the violence level. So this would also fall into parental approval.


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