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Village on Fire (1973)

Shi po tian jian (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | January 1975 (USA)
Chung is a reformed professional fighter who has to hide his identity and take revenge on Black and White Fan, after they murder his family.

Director:

Lung-Hsiang Fang

Writers:

Lung-Hsiang Fang (screenplay) (as Loong Hsiang Fang), Cory B. Sorangaya (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yung Henry Yu ... Chiang Tai-kang
Pui-San Auyeung ... Yuan Fung-hsiang
Feng Tien ... Huang Hai-fung
Li Meng ... Ying Chun
Nancy Sit Nancy Sit ... Chiang Hsiao-mei (as Chia-Yen Hsieh)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Kuen Chan
Chuen Chiang
Yeh Fang ... White Fan
Hark-On Fung ... Tsao Sze-hu
Hsiang Ting Ko ... Master Chiang
Chun Fai Lau
Chiu Lee
Kwai Shan ... Black Fan
Lan Sun ... Inspector Chao
Te-Chiang Teng Te-Chiang Teng
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Chung is a reformed professional fighter who has to hide his identity and take revenge on Black and White Fan, after they murder his family.

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Power! Violence! Excitement! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R
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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fury of the Black Belt See more »

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Production Co:

Fu Kuo Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Standard kung fu fare, nicely presented
28 December 2006 | by michaeldeckerSee all my reviews

Obviously extremely low budget and formulaic, this film nevertheless manages to be entertaining throughout. There's a lone hero, a wicked gang terrorising the village folk, a vow to the dying, and lots of inner conflict before good triumphs over evil.

Oddly, the soundtrack for the English dub exclusively uses the soundtracks to The Godfather, Once Upon a Time in the West as well as a couple of other Ennio Morricone works. I have a feeling they didn't ask Ennio's permission - not sure if the music has been used in the original version or just the later English dub.

It's a bit of fun, and will provide distraction for a couple of hours if you're in the mood for classic kitsch seventies kung fu.


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