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Shaolin vs. Ninja (1983)

Shao Lin yu ren zhe (original title)
In Japanese-occupied China, a group of ruthless ninjas schemes to take control of a Shaolin temple - and all of its riches - by any means necessary. The peaceful Shaolin monks are reluctant... See full summary »

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Alexander Rei Lo
William Yen
Alan Chung San Chui
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Chi Ping Chang
Shun Chien
Hsing Nan Ho
Fei-Lung Li
Tso-Yung Li
Ching-Shun Mao
Dun Mao
Shu Pei Sun
Robert Tai
Hua Chung Ting
Chi-Sheng Wang
Hsieh Wang
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In Japanese-occupied China, a group of ruthless ninjas schemes to take control of a Shaolin temple - and all of its riches - by any means necessary. The peaceful Shaolin monks are reluctant to engage the ninjas in combat but are eventually forced to defend themselves. Written by Yazhe

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Roberty Tai's best
4 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Shaolin vs Ninja is a nonstop mind blowing fight fest, the best and most coherent outing from Robert Tai, the Taiwanese madcap maverick (see also 'Ninja final' duel & 'Shaolin Dolemite') In this 'Chinese vs Japanese' sub-genre we see the typical portrayal of the Japanese as evil bloodthirsty thugs, and the Chinese fighting coming out tops over the inferior Japanese style. The martial arts scenes (which is most of the movie) are second to none, the choreography and ability of the performers are mind blowing (all pro martial artists here). One of my favorite scenes is the tournament in the court yard, where the Chinese are pitched against the Japs(funnily enough) in a series of bouts which are breathtaking in their execution. There's a cameo from director Robert Tai here also.

People complaining about the plot (or lack of), the character development and silly dubbing are missing the point, this is a madcap fight fest, which also has some well impressive super sized Buddha statues. "Amor Tofo"


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