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The Eight Masters (1977)

Ba da men pai (original title)
Rescued from his house as a child and sent to the Shaolin Temple, Chu Shiao Chieh learns the martial arts and the virtues of patience and mercy. Upon reaching manhood, Chu sets out to ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Kuo

Writers:

Ming Chien Hsu (screenplay), Joseph Kuo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pao-Shan Chang
Shu-Tsai Chang Shu-Tsai Chang
Ting Chao
Shen-Lin Chen
Shu-Fang Chen Shu-Fang Chen
Li-Wei Cheng Li-Wei Cheng
Ling Chia
Yuan Chieh Yuan Chieh
Wei-Hsiung Ho Wei-Hsiung Ho
Kuang Hu Kuang Hu
Fei Lung Huang Fei Lung Huang
Kuan-Hsien Huang Kuan-Hsien Huang
Hua-Liang Hung Hua-Liang Hung
Phillip Ko
You-Min Ko
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Rescued from his house as a child and sent to the Shaolin Temple, Chu Shiao Chieh learns the martial arts and the virtues of patience and mercy. Upon reaching manhood, Chu sets out to reunite with his blind mother and cousin. His refusal to involve himself in fighting injustices is challenged when the Eight Masters kidnap his mother as revenge for his father's misdeeds.

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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1977 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Bronzeschwur der Shaolin See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Peace is no option for the 8 masters
30 May 2009 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

After "The 18 Bronzemen" and "Return of the 18 Bronzemen", Joseph Kuo and Carter Wong worked on another movie with similar setting, but even though the movies in their longer versions borrowed some footage from each other, it's not exactly a trilogy as Carter Wong plays a different character again. Raised by monks, he wants to stay with them, but they send him away. Soon he is attacked by 8 Kungfu masters who were involved in the killing of his father. They suspect he came back for vengeance, and even though he wants peace, he doesn't have a choice and gets into one fight after another. It's less original and not a classic of the genre as much as the two above mentioned movies, besides the Bronzemen appear but briefly in footage partly taken from "Return...", but quite good nonetheless with an action-packed last half hour.


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