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The Brave Archer (1977)

She diao ying xiong zhuan (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Fantasy | June 1983 (USA)
A young man must complete a series of martial art tests and overcome assassins along the way.

Director:

Cheh Chang

Writers:

Louis Cha (story), Kuang Ni (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheng Fu ... Kuo Ching
Tien Niu ... Huang Yung
Danny Lee ... Ouyang Ko (as Li Hsiu Hsien)
Yi-Min Li ... Yang Kang
Feng Ku ... Hung Chi-kung - 9-Fingered Beggar
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ... The obstinate Chou Po-tang (as Kuo Chui)
Kara Wai ... Mu Nien-hsi (as Kara Hui)
Yung Henry Yu ... Wan-yan Hung Lieh (as Yu Yung)
Hung Tsai ... Ko Chen-ke
Mei Sheng Fan ... Liang Chi-weng
Lung Wei Wang ... Southern Venom Ouyang Feng
Hui-Ling Liu ... Pao Hsi-yuo
Ching Chu ... Li Ping
Shen Chan ... Spiritual Wisdom Priest Ling Tze
Kuan-Chung Ku ... East Venom Huang Yao
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A young man must complete a series of martial art tests and overcome assassins along the way.

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Starring The Best Kung Fu Actor Of the Year! Alexander Fu Sheng! See more »

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Action | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kung Fu Warlords See more »

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Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A decent romantic kung fu movie with bad intro and occasionally annoying sounds
13 June 2013 | by dread-knightSee all my reviews

At the intro it drags a bit too long introducing a bit too many characters, being a little confusing at times. The number of characters showcased is rather more than in the 5 Deadly Venoms movie, while also being more boring. Overall it's a romantic movie with some decent kung fu in it and a couple of teachings. A lot of young people that are in schools think that memorizing useless crap won't do them any good, but that's wrong: it trains your memory. Without giving a spoiler, this movie will show a perfect example of that. It's worth about a 7 at most, but I gave it an 8 just to balance. There where some parts where the sound was just damn terrible, when of the characters kept playing some stupid "song" crap for probably 5 minutes, which messed up with my ears, that was a really bad decision but I think might have heard worse...


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