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The Water Margin (1972)

Shui hu zhuan (original title)
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.

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Guanzhong Luo (novel), Kuang Ni
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Chiang ... Yen Ching
Lung Ti ... Tiger Killer Wu Sung
Kuan Tai Chen ... Tattooed Dragon Shih Chien
Chung Wang ... Shih Hsiu
Tetsurô Tanba ... Jade Unicorn Lu Chun I
Feng Ku ... Welcome Rain Sung Chiang
Lily Ho ... Green Snake Lu San Niang
Toshio Kurosawa Toshio Kurosawa ... Shih Wen Kung
Feng Chin ... Clever Star Wu Yung
Miao Ching ... Tseng Chang Kuen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Ping Chang Chi Ping Chang ... (as Chi Ping Cheung)
Hsi Chang
Pin Chang Pin Chang ... Tseng Tu
Yang Chang ... Little Whirlwind Chai Chin
Chuan Chen ... Tseng Kuei
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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.

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Blows of the Dragon See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Selected by Quentin Tarantino for the First Quentin Tarantino Film Fest in Austin, Texas, 1996. See more »

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Followed by Dong kai ji (1975) See more »

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Incredible film
9 March 2006 | by LiamTheBearSee all my reviews

First time i saw this film was back when I was 5 years old. We had it in beta format. it was titled Seven blows of the dragon. The fight scenes and weapon usage is flawless. Epic. unforgettable. Last time I ever saw this film was more than 20 years a go. Now, amazingly, it has been released on DVD in it's original title on the Shaw Brothers DVD collection. ( Everybody note, the DVD title of this film is "The Water Margin" ) I also found a sequel of this film called "All men are brothers", but it's no where near as good as this film. Rent it, enjoy it. It will definitely build you up towards one of the most intense final confrontations you've ever seen on a kung-fu movie of this kind.


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