Heroes of the East

1978 • 100 minutes
4.7
43 reviews
R
Rating
Eligible
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Whether it's known as Heroes Of The East or Shaolin Challenges Ninja, this ranks as a special favorite among even the most avid fans of legendary director Liu Chia-liang. Ric Meyers, author of Great Martial Arts Movies, the premiere, groundbreaking book on the genre, dubbed it the "Kramer VS. Kramer of kung-fu films“ -- only instead of drama, there's action galore as a Chinese groom and Japanese bride create a loving "kung-fu family feud“. Watch, in appreciative awe, as one Nipponese expert after other tests the skills of Gordon Liu Chia-hui in one maginificent bout after another -- with swords, spears, pikes, karate, and even Sai Seui. The result is a dazzling delight featuring the great "Shoji“ Kurata (Fist Of Legend).
Rating
R
4.7
43 reviews
Daniel Young
March 8, 2021
An excellent example of this type, broadened by a comparison of Japanese and Chinese martial arts, deepened by a moral philosophic underpinning and lightened by some marital comedy. Well played, well choreographed and well dubbed.
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Steve H
February 8, 2015
Awesome! So different from the norm in this genre. No one is killed, and the Japanese are not depicted as the enemy but treated respectfully.
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AP AP
December 13, 2015
Remember this classic still have it on VHS it was called Shaolin vs Ninja.. I recommend this movie
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