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      Seven Blows of the Dragon

      R 1972 1h 21m Action List
      Reviews 61% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A kung-fu expert is called in to reinforce the rebels during an 18th-century civil war in China. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member this is one of the great films ever made. if you are wondering why I say this you cant understand it yet. read a book, shithead. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Ambitious ensemble piece finds many bandit heroes seeking revenge when a corrupt government kills their beloved leader. The movie has an epic scope, but it gets muddled in the middle, with the same character being re-captured repeatedly. The film's highlight is a 5 on 5 battle at the end, which overshadows the final duel. The Water Margin shafts character development, but the movie is decent enough for martial arts fans. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member A big martial arts picture that is perhaps too big for its own good. The script, based on a book by the same name, exclusively adapts chapters 64-68, with little exposition, and introduces characters for nearly the entire 120 minutes of its runtime. The Shaw Brothers literally unloaded their dormitory with a cast of thousands; however, aside from a couple of key players most of the actors -- even veterans of note -- find themselves downsized to glorified cameos. Nevertheless, for a film based solely on a handful of occurances in the mist of an epic novel, with three different directors and four different action choreographers "The Water Margin" remains an otherwise even-keeled viewing experience that's paced by a catchy electric score. Future auteurs John Woo and Godfrey Ho serve as assistant directors; Liu Chia Liang (Lau Kar-leung) contributes as one of four aforementioned action choreographers. The follow-up "All Men are Brothers" reunites much of the cast and crew from the predecessor. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member All-star cast in swordplay epic based on Chinese classic! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member might be my favorite of the shaw brothers' movies. david chiang is awesome in it. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Mouais.....cette adaptation (de quelques chapitres) d'un roman fleuve, classique de la litérature chinoise est un film pas terrible du tout. La faute au scenario, donné vie a la bande de brigands du mont Liang (il y a en tout 36 personnages principaux hein!!!) en 2 heures c'est bien trop limité. De plus le roman n'est pas facile a adapté, tres répetitif des personnages qui aparaissent a gauche a droite..... bref le matériau de base est deja dificile a manipulé. Si en plus les acterus se mettent d'accord pour être mauvais, et que la musique est une repompe d'un western ("pendez-les haut et cours" avec Clint Eastwood) bha... on tombe devant ce blockbuster d'époque, avec beaucoup de stars (qui aparaissent 3 secondes a l'écran) mais rien d'autre Maitre Chang a fait bien mieux..... Dommage j'etais motivé par ce film, qui m'a quand meme donné envie de lire le livre. Ps: l'histoire du livre est elle meme (une vertion romancée d') une histoire vraie.. celles des 108 voleurs du mont Liang sous la dynastie des Song. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A kung-fu expert is called in to reinforce the rebels during an 18th-century civil war in China.
      Director
      Cheh Chang, Wu Ma
      Producer
      Run Me Shaw
      Screenwriter
      Cheh Chang, Kuang Ni
      Production Co
      Shaw Brothers
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 2, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 21m
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