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Shuang ma lian huan (1979)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama
Supposedly dead, embittered former official, The Ghost Face Killer has returned and seeking revenge on those martial arts masters than once opposed him - his name is infamous and his Five ... See full summary »

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Joseph Kuo

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Joseph Kuo (as Ping Han Chiang)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Long ... Chi Siu Tien (as Shi-Chia Lung)
Yi-Min Li ... Ah Pao (as Simon Lee)
Kuan-Wu Lung ... Ghost Face Killer Wan Chun-Shan
Siu Tin Yuen ... Master Cook
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeanie Chang Jeanie Chang ... Chi Siu Tien's Granddaughter
Tien-Chi Cheng ... Syudent
Hou Tao Hsiao ... Student Bully
Wang Hsiao Wang Hsiao ... Wan's servant
Ching-Shun Mao Ching-Shun Mao
Li-Pao Ou Li-Pao Ou
Chi-Sheng Wang ... Chao Yun-Lung
Hsueh-Kun Wang Hsueh-Kun Wang
Yung Sheng Wang Yung Sheng Wang
Wen-Ying ... (as Ying Wen)
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Supposedly dead, embittered former official, The Ghost Face Killer has returned and seeking revenge on those martial arts masters than once opposed him - his name is infamous and his Five Elements fighting style is deadly. Meanwhile, young Ah Pao joins a martial arts school in order to become a great fighter in order to take revenge on the man who killed his father. He gets very good quickly but timing is everything and his arrival at the school in relation to the return of the Ghost Face Killer sees him suspected of being connected and thus put out of the school. He falls under the tutelage of an elderly chess master in the town while all the time the focus of his vengeance kills his way closer and closer. Written by bob the moo

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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

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(director's cut)

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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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The Chinese title 'Shuang Ma lian huan' metaphorically translates to the joint offensive power of the double knight pieces attack in chess strategy. See more »

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A good kung fu film that has been dubbed funnily
17 March 2005 | by RectalGORESee all my reviews

Ninja Checkmate is a good kung fu film. It has a cool story, great fights and funny dubbing.

The plot of Checkmate Ninja is about a young man who admits a kung fu school in which his class mates don't really like him. Therefore, He becomes a friend of school's cook whose kung fu techniques are very interesting. However, the cook sends him to a chess master who at first, refused to take him as his pupil, but he agreed to take him as his pupil. The chess master teaches the young man some great techniques with which he will use while fighting against the bad guy.

This film contains many fights, private kung fu lessons, funky haircuts, funny clothes and controversial dubbing which I actually like. I really like Ninja Checkmate despite its lack of ninjas. However, I suggest that you check this kung fu film. The fights at its ending will totally blow your mind!!


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