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Heroes of the East (1978)

Zhong hua zhang fu (original title)
A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all of her Japanese martial arts family by issuing a challenge to her that is misinterpreted ... See full summary »

Director:

Chia-Liang Liu

Writer:

Kuang Ni
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chia-Hui Liu ... Ho Tao
Yuka Mizuno Yuka Mizuno ... Yumiko Koda
Yasuaki Kurata ... Takeno, Japanese ninjutsu expert (as Kurata Yasuaki)
Naozo Kato Naozo Kato ... Dojo Grandmaster
Tsutomu Harada Tsutomu Harada ... Japanese Kendo expert (as Riki Harada)
Yujiro Sumi Yujiro Sumi ... Karate expert
Hayato Ryuzaki Hayato Ryuzaki ... Nunchaku expert
Nobuo Yana Nobuo Yana ... Japanese spear expert
Yasutaka Nakazaki Yasutaka Nakazaki ... Japanese Sai expert
Hitoshi Ômae Hitoshi Ômae ... Japanese judo expert
Chia-Liang Liu ... Drunken Master Su (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lung Chan
Ming-Wai Chan ... (as Ming-Wei Chen)
Kang-Yeh Cheng ... Chow Kan
Chok Chow Cheung
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A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all of her Japanese martial arts family by issuing a challenge to her that is misinterpreted by the others. He must then prove how good Chinese Kung Fu really is through a series of duels with the seven Japanese martial artists who come to meet the challenge. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Comedy

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Trivia

When the Japanese fighters arrive in Hong Kong they walk past, possible arrive on, the Norwegian ship MS Halldis. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK VHS release is cut by over 5 minutes for a '15' rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (2002) See more »

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The Title Says It All...
5 May 2005 | by hmmdrmikeSee all my reviews

With a title like Shaolin Challenges Ninja... how could this movie not be amazing? With excellently choreographed fight scenes, a decent storyline (horrible translation... but that just adds to its reputation as a classic), and a great assortment of fighting styles and weaponry, this movie is amazing.

And there's not that much more to say. Watch this movie if you're a fan of classic Shaw Brother's martial arts mayhem. The only disappointment would come in how easily the hero defeats each villain. But his reasons for non-violence fit the storyline and thus, can't be avoided.

A non-violent action movie? Yes it is... and it still rules. Enjoy.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | Japanese

Release Date:

November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heroes of the East See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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