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Tai quan zhen jiu zhou (1973)

R | | Action, War, Drama | July 1974 (USA)
During the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930's, the leader of a small resistance movement attempts to get information to sympathizers in China.

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Feng Huang

Writer:

Feng Huang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Angela Mao ... Wan Ling-ching
Jhoon Rhee ... Lee Chung Tung
Carter Wong ... Jin Zheng Zhi (as Carter Huang)
Ing-Sik Whang Ing-Sik Whang
Ken Kazama Ken Kazama ... (as Kenji Kazama)
Anne Winton Anne Winton ... Mary
Andre Morgan ... Father Lewis
Pao-Chin Hung Pao-Chin Hung ... (as Hung Chin-Pao)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Chan
Wing-Hon Cheung ... (as Yung-Han Chang)
Chi Chu Chin
Shan Chin ... Korean Traitor
Feng Huang Feng Huang ... Makibayashi
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Ching-Ying Lam ... Japanese
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During the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930's, the leader of a small resistance movement attempts to get information to sympathizers in China.

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Genres:

Action | War | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong | South Korea

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

July 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kickmaster See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical version was heavily cut to remove the whipping of the priest, as well as substantial cuts to the fight scenes, including blows to head, kicks, chain-fighting, and a man being knocked down the stairs. See more »

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Featured in The Best of the Martial Arts Films (1990) See more »

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Excellent Kung Fu Action Movie
5 December 2012 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

This movie made after the 1972 classic Hapkido also starring Angela Mao, is almost like a sequel or part 2 of that movie. The premise is almost identical in that in Japanese occupied Korea, Japanese martial arts school causes trouble with the missionaries, and also the locals. Taekwondo experts stand up to fight the tyranny of the Japanese.

Angela Mao and Sammo Hung also stars in this classic as well as real life Tae Kwon Do master Jhoon Rhee.

When I first saw these movies, I felt that they were cheezy after seeing the Enter the Dragon which were made on a budget that was about 50X that these movies are made on. But when I look at it now, I can see how well these movies were made. On little resources, and and made on short shooting schedule, these actors did amazing feats with their action.

Angela Mao always had incredible screen presence with her school girlish good looks. She still looks amazing today at her age of 62. She almost looks the same as when she made this movie. Compared to Hollywood stars who age very rapidly, I always wonder what these Asian actors do to keep their youthful appearances.

If you want to see power packed kung fu action from the '70s, this movie won't disappoint. It's a beautiful movie that's aged well with time, and would satisfy any kung fu action fans.


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