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Bamboo Brotherhood (1974)

Tian long di hu (original title)
R | | Drama, Action | January 1974 (USA)
Yu Tien Lung returns home to avenge the murder of his parents, which he is prepared for by studying martial arts. After killing the lesser villains, he falls for the daughter of one of them... See full summary »

Director:

Kuan-Jen Yu (as Kuan-Ren Yao)

Writer:

Kuo-Hsiung Liu (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tien-Lung Yu
Mei Fang Teng Mei Fang Teng
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chih-jing Chang Chih-jing Chang
Chiu Chen Chiu Chen
Shen-Lin Chen
Ying-teng Chen Ying-teng Chen
Wan-Hsi Chin
Wei-Hsiung Ho Wei-Hsiung Ho
Kao-Shan Hsiao Kao-Shan Hsiao
Han Hsieh
You-Min Ko ... (as Hsiao Lung)
Ming Lei
Chiang Li Chiang Li
Li-Li Liu
Chin Ku Ma
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Yu Tien Lung returns home to avenge the murder of his parents, which he is prepared for by studying martial arts. After killing the lesser villains, he falls for the daughter of one of them. Will he be able to take revenge for his parent's murder?

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martial arts | fighting | See All (2) »

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Killing his family wasn't murder... it was suicide!

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Drama | Action

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R | See all certifications »
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Referenced in Anybody's Woman (1981) See more »

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One movie with at least five different titles
20 September 2019 | by ckormos1See all my reviews

This movie has many alternate titles including "The Dragon and Tiger" or "Match for Dragon and Tiger" or "Blood Avenger" or "Bamboo Brotherhood" or "The Dragon's Executioner". There is also a 1973 movie with a similar title "The Dragon and Tiger Joint Hands". I have also reviewed that movie on IMDB.

This movie starts with a child witnessing rape and murder. He grows up during the opening credits and is an unbeatable hero. The first fights are beatings because the hero is so good. The pace then slows down as the daughter of the villain and a hooker are introduced. The plot is revenge so you can guess how it ends.

My copy is a digital file that plays as wide screen on a HDTV. The dialog is dubbed into English. I do not recognize the voice over actors but they do the job without being distracting. It seems to be a true wide screen and the resolution is comparable to a DVD but without any restoration.

Yu Tien-Lung had his first lead in 1972 "The Insanity Being". I also reviewed this movie here. I also reviewed another of his leads 1973 "Infernal Street" which I rated as just average. Other than his movie credits I have no information about him. He has good posture during his fights. The moves are smooth, show enough power, and are close enough to the target. He does a few extended sequences of about ten moves or so without a cut. All of this adds up to good as can be expected for a lead in this genre in 1974.

I rate this as just a tad above average for the year and genre. I recommend it for only hard core fans of martial arts movies of the golden age from 1967 to 1984.


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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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