The Water Margin (1977)

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

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Credited cast:
Atsuo Nakamura ...
 Lin Chung
Sanae Tsuchida ...
 Hu San-Niang
Kei Satô ...
 Kao Chiu
Isamu Nagato ...
 Lu Ta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tôru Abe ...
 Tseng Lung
Teruhiko Aoi ...
 Shi Shin
Akira Hamada ...
Hajime Hana ...
Akio Hasegawa ...
 Chang Shun
Hiroshi Hasegawa ...
Noriko Honma ...
 Lu Ta's Mother (1977)
Yûnosuke Itô ...
 Lo Chen Yen
Yoshirô Kitahara ...
 Wang Lun
Toshio Kurosawa ...
 Tai Sung
 Narrator (UK Version)


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

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Mythic Action
18 October 2006 | by (Batley, England) – See all my reviews

Skipping over the myth of souls reborn, this was a fantastic series of good vs evil, many battles won by evil, but never the war. It raises the question of whether, seeing that illusion exists, life itself is a mere illusion - evil seems to prefer the idea of moral unaccountability, whereas good is prepared to face reality & unselfishly die for what is right. The main protagonist is Lin Chung, sword master. He forms the hub of a resistance movement. The agent of darkness is Kao Chui, risen from insignificant society to prime minister, looking to undermine his sovereign & rule China. Real heroes & villains. It should not be forgot. Downsides exist, such as some buffoonery where there should be seriousness, and the backdrops (eg landscape & moonscape).

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