The Righteous Club of Chinese martial artists drives out the Japanese invaders
This starts as a typical anti-Japanese story with The Righteous Club of Chinese heroes getting together to drive out the Japanese who have taken over the town. Taiwan films of this time tend to be heavy on the drama and this one is too. There are too many minor characters and no clear lead so the drama is hard to follow. The drama is, for the most part, simply setting aside personal differences or clearing up misunderstandings. Shan Mao is the only actor I recognized at first. He typically plays villains and at first he seems to be a villain but it is more complicated. The action sequences are passable at best. Shan Mao's fights are clearly superior. Overall this is nothing more than a standard Ocean Shores video release to your neighborhood VHS rental store as found on every street corner in the USA in the 1980s. Hard core fans of the genre kung fu movies of the golden age 1967 to 1984 would be the only people interested in watching this movie. For those fans I would rate it only at 5.5 or simply not bad. The final fight is lengthy as required. Each character fights with unique style and the moves are good enough to save the film from it's other shortcomings.
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