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The 14 Amazons (1972)

Directed by Cheng Kang, Charles Tung Shao-Yung

Eastern | Action

Most recently watched by sleestakk

Overview

The Yang family, men and women, have served their country loyally for generations. During the war General Yang is ambushed and killed. His widow and the entire family set out to avenge his death and defend the country.

Length 123 minutes

Actors

Eric Tsang | Corey Yuen | Bolo Yeung | Yuen Biao | Lo Lieh | Lisa Lu | Paul Chun | Wang Ping | Elliot Ngok | Ricky Hui | Tien Feng | Wang Hsieh | Betty Ting Pei | James Nam Gung-Fan | Tina Chin Fei | Ivy Ling Po | Wong Chung-Shun | Lily Ho Li-Li | Fan Mei-Sheng | Shu Pei-Pei | Cheng Miu | Chung Wah | Chen Yan-Yan | Ku Wen-Chung | Yeung Chi-Hing | Tin Ching | Ou-Yang Sha-Fei | Lam Jing | Li Ching | Teresa Ha Ping | Lau Ng-Kei | Karen Yip Leng-Chi | Wong Gam-Fung | Cheung Ban | Ng Man-Wah | Tony Lee Wan-Miu

Viewing Notes

Another Shaw Production.

Deliberately slow build up to the most insane human bridge sequence on film. Much stronger second half when the women warriors are marching toward their enemy, the evil king and his princes, who murdered their father. The Amazons are hellbent to avenge his death and the death of the men from their clan, which underscores the feminism without being heavy handed (the remaining men are necessary for the mission). Big fight setpieces and some crazy kills. Also gruesome torture and death scenes before the final battle but overall a solid Shaw Brothers flick with a stacked cast led by women.

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