Nearly a thousand years ago in ancient China, there was a cruel government. 108 renegade will try to change the story.
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1973  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tells the story of the 108 Heroes who stood up against a corrupt government. Each hero has his own unique fighting skill, but they are all willing to die to uphold justice.

Directors: Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao, and 1 more credit »
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Kuan Tai Chen
Kita no kuni kara (TV Series 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

"From the North" with warmth loving strokes, describing the love of family, love of humanity. Because his wife was having an affair and divorce blackboard Goro, with a son and daughter from... See full summary »

Stars: Kunie Tanaka, Keiko Takeshita, Hidetaka Yoshioka
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil's foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington Plans.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams
Oshin (TV Series 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Tells the story of Oshin, a poor little girl who would someday become the owner of a big supermarket chain in Japan.

Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Yûko Tanaka, Ayako Kobayashi
Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Stars: Ben Rodska, Eric Porter, Michael Attwell
Due South (1994–1999)
Adventure | Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The cases of a cynical American police detective and a upright Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable in the city of Chicago.

Stars: Paul Gross, Beau Starr, Tony Craig
Jack Holborn (TV Mini-Series 1982)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Jack Holborn is 13-year-old orphan in the 1800's that wants to get a job on a sailship to avoid foster homes. He is hired by Captain Sharingham, and they set sail. Jack was found on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Bach, Matthias Habich, Andreas Mannkopff
Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Ursula Howells, Samantha Bond
Shui hu zhuan (TV Series 1997)
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A historical adaptations of one of the Four Great Classical Chinese novels, detailing the trials and tribulations of 108 outlaws during the mid Song Dynasty.

Stars: Yuanjin Bi, Haifeng Ding, Jun Guo
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Atsuo Nakamura ...
 Lin Chung (2 episodes, 1973)
Takeshi Ôbayashi ...
 Sung Chiang (2 episodes, 1973)
Sanae Tsuchida ...
 Hu San-Niang (2 episodes, 1973)
Kei Satô ...
 Kao Chiu (2 episodes, 1973)
Kayo Matsuo
(2 episodes, 1973)
Kenji Imai
(2 episodes, 1973)
Takanobu Hozumi
(2 episodes, 1973)
Akira Hitomi
(2 episodes, 1973)
Takayuki Akutagawa ...
 Narrator (2 episodes, 1973)
Edit

Storyline

Nearly a thousand years ago in ancient China, there was a cruel government. 108 renegade will try to change the story.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

2 October 1973 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Water Margin  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of The Water Margin (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Another jewel made in Japan.
29 April 2002 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

Now this is the best series ever shown of its kind. From being a school kid to having become a grown-up to me, this classic still has a magic to it. Often referred to as the Robin Hood of Liang Shan Po in the South chinese marsh lands Lin Chung leads his "army" of just men (and one woman). All joined him because of the faith they all met with and shared. Without spoiling anything it is safe to say the story is set in a corrupt ancient imperial china, in which a loyal and just army officer becomes a rival to a corrupt man named Kao Chiu who later even works his evil ways up to becoming a governor of the province. All members of Lin Chungs band are outlaws in the eyes of the corrupt powers that be. And so they fight a war of justice, which is not always easy. The "bad guys" are the good and the really bad are bad. Each member has his/her own specialty be it a fast runner, excellent archer, marvellous swordsman, or a great strategic mind. All characters develop from their wronged positions into free souls formerly belonging to knights, bringing out the good in (most) people. Often their fighting can be and is being compared to "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" for the flighing through the air and all martial arts moves...... Well, I remember loads of it and ordered the 24 out of 26 available parts from Amazon Video. It will be great to enjoy it all again from time to time. The voices have been dubbed and even that had been done in a great way, which makes us understand the dialogues and still gives the play its authenticity. NHK produced it in 1977. The star role of Lin Chung played by Atsuo Nakamura. Also there's comic relief in the overweight form of Lu-Ta a Buddhist "flower priest" an asian "Friar Tuck". Watch Wu Sung the Tiger man he is a lot of laughs too, eventhough I don't hear many comments on him. Hu San-Niang is the only feminine hero. It seems all other women die in the one episode they happen to appear in. At one stage we even saw Hu San-Niangs "kid" sister. Best other hero Shih Chin Tatooed dragon. All according to the chinese saga. Shih Chin always represented what I, then a schoolkid wanted to be like. Except for the tattoos. Well, I am no "yakuza".

So the Water Margin eventhough a while back, remains yet another oriental feast to watch, especially for people, who like me are very much into "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" stuff. BANZAI ! - a Ten out of Ten in my rating book.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Water Margin Now on ITV4 in the UK cas1701
Water Margin soundtrack mrstevemorris
Hu San-Niang's sister jimmcewan
filming locations rolykeates
Website for Sanae Tsuchida (Hu San-Niang in The Water Margin) Genvara
Discuss Suikoden (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?