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The Four Assassins (1975)

Ma Ge Bo Luo (original title)
Four friends learn kung fu to avenge the death of their friend against the manchus.

Director:

Cheh Chang

Writers:

Cheh Chang, Kuang Ni
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sheng Fu ... Li Hsiung-Feng / Li Xiongfeng
Kuan-Chun Chi ... Chou Hsing-Chung / Zhou Xingzheng
Szu Shih ... Wang Yung / Mrs. Zu
Richard Harrison ... Marco Polo
Yen Tsan Tang Yen Tsan Tang ... Huang Chung-Han / Huang Zonghan (as Yen-Tsan Tang)
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ... Chen Chieh / Chen Jie (as Tsui Kuo)
Ka-Yan Leung ... Tai Dadlu / Caldalu (as Chia-Jen Liang)
Lung Wei Wang ... Duritan / Dulldan
Chia-Hui Liu ... Aburiha / Abulahua
Carter Wong ... Tso Chien-Ming / Zu Jianmin (as Chia-Ta Huang)
Hua Chung Ting Hua Chung Ting ... Zu / Tso's young brother (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yi-Fei Chang Yi-Fei Chang ... Han's Teacher at the Stone Field
Hui Lou Chen ... Master Wan
Jen Chen Jen Chen ... Mongolian Soldier
Ju Lu Chen Ju Lu Chen
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Four friends learn kung fu to avenge the death of their friend against the manchus.

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You haven't died until you've met...the Four Assassins.


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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Exciting surreal king fu classic using personifications
4 March 2007 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

This is one of the more exciting Kung Fu movies. There is plenty of surreal (obviously unbelievable) action, and good directing. It takes a few twists, including the changing over of point of view in the process of the movie. This means we begin with one character, token Western character Marco Polo, and then later shifting to the viewpoints of four rebels against Khan. As in most Kung Fu movies, the fighting is comically surreal, but in this case the four assassins are obviously personifications of different types of a suppressed people. They achieve their pugilistic ability by being coached into hard work which makes them stronger. This said, the characters exhibit great charisma, and the viewer feels with them.


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