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The Twelve Gold Medallions (1970)

Shi er jin pai (original title)
During the war precipitated by a Tartar invasion, patriotic swordsman Miao Lung sets about eliminating a series of messengers carrying twelve imperial decrees fashioned in the form of golden medallions.

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Kang Cheng
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ping Chin ... Chin Suo
Hua Yueh ... Miao Lung
Chiao Chiao ... Chin Huan
Miao Ching ... Chin Yan-Tang
Chung-Hsin Huang ... Lei Ting
Hsieh Wang ... Ma Shan-Ting
Kun Li ... Hsiao Erh
Chih-Ching Yang ... Sung Hsi-cheng
Feng Ku ... Lu Yi-Kuei
Wen-Chung Ku ... Meng Ta-Bei
Wei Lu Wei Lu ... Hu Chuan
Mei Sheng Fan ... Ma Tai
Liu Hung
Kuang Yu Wang ... Kao Feng
Wen Ching Cheng Wen Ching Cheng ... Meng Hsiang
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During the war precipitated by a Tartar invasion, patriotic swordsman Miao Lung sets about eliminating a series of messengers carrying twelve imperial decrees fashioned in the form of golden medallions.

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Entertaining - all the classic elements of Shaw Bros
30 November 2011 | by wandering-starSee all my reviews

The tartars have invaded from the north, and a patriotic general is resisting with a force of 100,000 men. The traitor Chin Hui has sent out 12 medallions (decrees), to different clans to stop the resistance. Other clans (resistors) are attempting to intercept these medallions.

One such resistor is Miao Lung, from the Hua Shan clan "wavering sword style". We are introduced to him as an ordinary fried roll vendor, who becomes involved in the quest to stop the delivery of the medallions.

Lung must turn against his old master, Jin Yantang, who joins the traitors. Jin's daughter, Jin Suo, is the love interest who must choose between allegiance to her father or country.

The plot is paced well and you can't argue with such elements as sword fights atop pine trees, the five finger palm strike of death, poison darts, smoke bombs, and such characters as the "Mountain Slicing Squad" and a strange band of 5 purple clad kung fu women.

I would have scored it 8 but the fight choreography/intensity does not quite match up to the best of the genre. Some really good humour used throughout. Probably belongs in the top half of Shaw Bros films. If you're a fan of the genre, you'll likely enjoy it!


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

7 January 1970 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Shaw Brothers See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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