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Blood of the Dragon (1971)

Zhui ming qiang (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | December 1973 (USA)
White Dragon must get a list with the names of rebel supporters to Prince Ma Tung, the leader of the rebellion. Trying to stop him in his mission is the evil Prime Minister, who naturally ... See full summary »

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Pao-Shu Kao

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Pao-Shu Kao
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Henning ... Lung Ti (voice)
Jimmy Wang Yu ... Lung Ti / The White Dragon (as Yu Wang)
Chiao Chiao ... Miss Yen
Angela Gale Angela Gale ... Miss Yen / Miss Yan (voice)
Ian Whyte Ian Whyte ... Ni Chiu / Hi Chin (voice)
Lung You Lung You ... Ni Chiu
Terrell Bennett Terrell Bennett ... Ma Tang / Mr. Tung (voice)
Yang Yang Yang Yang ... Ma Tang / Mr. Tung
Tien Miao ... Prime Minister Sing Pa Tou
Edward Zilke Edward Zilke ... General Tai / General Tsi (voice)
Doug Hale Doug Hale ... Kang Fu / Kung Fu (voice) (as Douglas Hale)
Yuan Yi ... General Tai / General Tsi
Hsiao Pao Ko ... Minor official
Ching-Hsia Chiang Ching-Hsia Chiang ... Mrs. Yang
Jen-Ping Su ... Kang Fu's offsider
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Storyline

White Dragon must get a list with the names of rebel supporters to Prince Ma Tung, the leader of the rebellion. Trying to stop him in his mission is the evil Prime Minister, who naturally wants the list in order to crush his opposition. Adding another complication is the fact that Ma Tung wants to kill White Dragon in revenge for the humiliation Tung's father suffered in a duel against White Dragon years earlier. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Six feet of silver death! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong | Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood of the Ninja See more »

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Park Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In the opening fight, The White Dragon drops the magic sword when his opponent is laying on the ground. See more »

Alternate Versions

The U.S. version (entitled BLOOD OF THE DRAGON) has a new score by rock group Flood, as well as a new dubtrack featuring the voices of American actors. The English export version prepared by the Taiwanese producers, entitled THE DESPERATE CHASE, features the original score and dubbing. Both versions have been released on video in the U.S. but BLOOD OF THE DRAGON is much easier to find. See more »

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One of seven made in (nineteen) seventy one. Coincidence? Definitely.
7 April 2019 | by ckormos1See all my reviews

In 1971 Jimmy Wang Yu broke his contract with Shaw Brothers. Shaw Brothers business model considered all actors as replaceable commodities totally under their control. Jimmy avoided the legal problems by making movies in Taiwan and he started fast by starring in seven movies in his first year.

Lisa Chiao Chiao also left Shaw Brothers at the same time and continued to act in Taiwan. I believe her contract simply expired. In Jimmy's most famous movie "One-Armed Swordsman" she played his rescuer when conveniently he fell into her boat. Were they a couple in real life? If I ever meet either of them I will ask. Jimmy had another role at Shaw Brothers as a fighter with a silver spear. Since he had both arms in this movie he was also able to fight with the spear but used the sword more. There is a good mix of fights here with different weapons, all normal and no absurd movie creations, and hand fighting. Most sequences are brawls versus many opponents. Jimmy's brawl sequences are among the best ever filmed. This is simply because he avoids the cheap, overdone fight moves. These include - a circular wave of the sword and stunt men fly away in every direction, too many close ups instead of long shots, shaky camera sequences, and sudden leaps to escape that land the fighter in the next county. Jimmy's moves always show power so even if he sometimes misses by an armslength it can be overlooked. Sometimes you can even see a pure finesse move if you look closely.

There is a child in this movie. If you must include a child in a movie instead of a prop then rule number one is the child must not be annoying. Pure gold is if the child is actually good and adds something. Here the eleven year old Yau Lung is pure gold.

Overall this is not Jimmy's best of 1971 and not his worst either. There were parts that simply dragged so I can only rate this as average for the year and genre.


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