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The Heroic Ones (1970)

Shi san tai bao (original title)
A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine out thirteen of his loyal generals (who he treats as sons) to embark on the mission. ... See full summary »

Director:

Cheh Chang

Writers:

Cheh Chang, Kuang Ni
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Chiang ... Li Tsun Hsiao
Han Chin ... Li Szu Yuan
Lung Ti ... Shih Ching Szu
Lily Li ... Tsui Yen
James Nam ... Li Tsun Hsin (as Nan Kung Hsun)
Chung Wang ... Li Kang Chun
Feng Ku ... Li Ke Yung
Sing Chen ... Minister Chu Wen (as Chen Hsing)
Lei Cheng ... Hsieh Chih Hsun
Kuang Yu Wang ... Li Tsun Chang
Kang Liu ... Li Tsun Chih
Chia Yung Liu ... Li Tsun Shou
Pei Chi Huang ... Li Tsun Chin
Chuan Chen ... Li Tsun Shen (as Chen Chuan)
Wai Lo ... Li Tsun Shiu (as Lo Wei)
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A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine out thirteen of his loyal generals (who he treats as sons) to embark on the mission. However, jealously amongst them sparks a treacherous family feud that could lead to catastrophic consequences for all involved. Written by C Parmar

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Trivia

The original Ni Kuang script had the Ti Lung character Shih Ching Szu drown off the bridge during the Stand at Peace River protecting his father Chief Li Ke Yung, whereby the Ku Feng character would be solely rescued by Li Tsun-hsiao played by David Chiang however director Chang Cheh intervened to have Shih tackle the rebel guards until the end before reinforcements arrive. See more »

Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by ca. 30 minutes, removing many important dialogue scenes. Re-release version was cut by additional 13 minutes. Only in 2005 the uncut version was released on DVD. See more »

Connections

Featured in Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong (2003) See more »

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Chop socky masterpiece.
21 December 2003 | by veganflimgeekSee all my reviews

First Let me say there is a real valid arguement that if you like serious good kung Fu movies you must own a region free DVD player. It's worth it. The celestrial picture re-issues alone make the money well spent. The heroic ones one of the films in this series that I was lucky enough to rent today.

The recent region 3 re-issue is remastered so well that my friends who watched it with me did not believe me that the film was from 1970.

Heroic ones is a must see for fans of high quality martial arts epics. The director was clearly trying to a eastern western feel with the opening credits,even the music. This brutal epic has massive battle scenes that are the size of big hollywood epic. Great half an hour battle with one man fighting hundreds. Good stuff.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

14 August 1970 (Hong Kong) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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