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Ninja in the Dragon's Den (1982)

Long zhi ren zhe (original title)
Two rival warriors, a Japanese and a Chinese, are forced to work together after their master has been killed by a mighty enemy.


Corey Yuen


See-Yuen Ng
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Credited cast:
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Genbu
Conan Lee ... Sun Jing
Jang-Lee Hwang ... The Magician (as Jang Lee Hwang)
Kaname Tsushima Kaname Tsushima ... Akane
Hiroshi Tanaka Hiroshi Tanaka ... Fukusa
Tai-Bo ... Chee
Yeong-Mun Kwon Yeong-Mun Kwon ... Sanchiro (as Wing-Man Kwan)
Feng Tien
Chia-Hsiang Wu
Kao-Shan Hsiao Kao-Shan Hsiao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-Kuei Chang Chung-Kuei Chang ... (as Tsung-Kuei Chang)
Chin-Hai Chen Chin-Hai Chen
Lung Chin
Hsing-Nan Ho Hsing-Nan Ho
Byeong-Gyu Kim Byeong-Gyu Kim


Two rival warriors, a Japanese and a Chinese, are forced to work together after their master has been killed by a mighty enemy.

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Action | Comedy


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Did You Know?


After the film's success, producer Ng See Yuen had a huge dispute with the Taiwanese producers regarding with hiring Conan Lee to their pictures which led to misleading where producers thought Ng refused to let them hire Lee. This ended up led the Taiwanese producers to hire a Taiwanese triad members to severely injure and black mailing Ng. Ng See Yuen decided to let Conan Lee off from the contract. See more »


During the entry scene, the ninjas jump through a small door in a cliff-face into the water below. They come through the door one at a time, but the first two land in the water together. See more »


The Legend of the Ninja
Written by Casey Rankin and John Scott
Performed by Alfredo Chen Singers
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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It's a classic.
31 March 2004 | by tdarugarSee all my reviews

This movie has everything and a half. Ridiculous stilt fighting, ninjas galore, the 1/2 sentence plot, God skills, demon possession, the hero fighting the latter half of the movie in a pink outfit, and female anatomy saving the day. Clearly a classic.

Actually, it was a definite classic till the middle-end, where it dragged a bit, but the ending picked it back up and saved it.

I recognize the guy from Azumi, but the rest of them were new to me. The fighting and stunts were sufficiently impressive - particularly when they were jumping around and fighting each other standing on 5 foot stilts. Now that's talent.

The kung fu is fun, the actors are very skilled, and the whole thing is entertaining. If you're into kung fu movies, particularly if plot is unimportant to you, you'll enjoy this one.

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Hong Kong | Japan


Cantonese | Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

17 April 1982 (Japan) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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