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Life Gamble (1978)

Sheng si dou (original title)
LIFE GAMBLE is the tale of a simple blacksmith (Kuo Chue) with extraordinary martial arts skills who is entangled in a life and death struggle between swordsmen, thieves, con artists, a ... See full summary »

Director:

Cheh Chang

Writers:

Cheh Chang (story), Kuang Ni (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Sheng Fu ... Yun Xiang
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ... Qui Zi Yu (as Kuo Chui)
Meng Lo ... Mo Jun Feng - the Swordsman
Chen Chi Lin ... Xiao Qiang (as Lin Chun-Chi)
Feng Lu ... Yan Zi Fei (as Chu Lu-feng)
Kara Wai ... Xiao Hong (as Ying-Hung Hui)
Yi-Min Li ... Master Nan (as Lee I. Min)
Hui-Ling Liu ... Zhen Liu-Xiang - Golden Hairpin (as Lau Wai-ling)
Shirley Yu ... Peng Shuang Shuang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sheng Chiang ... Xiao Tang - the Deadly Whip (as Chao Kang-sheng)
Kwok Wing Ha Kwok Wing Ha ... (as Kuo-Yung Hsia)
Feng Ku ... Chief Constable Xiao Zi Jing
You-Hsing Lai You-Hsing Lai
Danny Lee ... Escourt Boss (as Li Hsiu Hsien)
Hui Huang Lin
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LIFE GAMBLE is the tale of a simple blacksmith (Kuo Chue) with extraordinary martial arts skills who is entangled in a life and death struggle between swordsmen, thieves, con artists, a smooth dagger-slinger (Fu Sheng), a beautiful seductress (Lin Chen-chi) who can kill you with her smile, a servant with a deadly whip, an assassin with a golden hairpin, an iron-fisted villain on a murderous rampage, a ruthless gambler with seemingly unlimited funds, and many, many more. Written by Deadly_Ninja_Hunter

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Watch carefully; the story is in the details
12 May 2002 | by arisaemaSee all my reviews

An ill-gotten treasure brings out the worst in almost everyone in this complicated tale of swirling alliances, ulterior motives and betrayal. Lots of action -- inventive weaponry and some interesting matches. Just about every star from the Venoms-era Shaw Bros. studio appears in this picture somewhere, so it's alright to watch it a couple of times to make sure you've got it all.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

22 February 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Life Combat See more »

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Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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