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Rating: 9 stars

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18 Bronzemen (1976)

Directed by Joseph Kuo

Action | Drama

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Overview

During the Manchurian invasion of China, the son of the Ming Dynasty General takes refuge in the Shaolin Temple to learn martial arts, so that he may seek revenge for his dead father. But he must first endure the rigorous test of the temple’s legendary 18 Bronzemen.

Rated PG | Length 81 minutes

Actors

Carter Wong | Tien Peng | O Yau-Man | Chang Yi | Chiang Nan | Yee Yuen | Su Chen-Ping | Bao-liang Chen | Grace Chen Shu-Fang | Polly Shang-Kuan Ling-Feng | Chin Kang

Viewing Notes

Worth owning the box set for this film alone! A goddamn classic with a great central trio, some really fun training sequences (in the vein of THE 36TH CHAMBER, SHAOLIN WOODEN MEN and countless others) coupled with a revenge plot that under pins everything.

Suffers from some continuity oddities, but that’s more a feature of Hong Kong martial arts films of the time rather than a real issue. We Westerners just aren’t used to it.

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