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Shaolin vs. Ninja (1983)

Shao Lin tong zi gong (original title)
| Action | 1983 (Taiwan)
In Japanese-occupied China, a group of ruthless ninjas schemes to take control of a Shaolin temple - and all of its riches - by any means necessary. The peaceful Shaolin monks are reluctant... See full summary »

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Robert Tai

Writer:

Chien-Chi Chang (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Alexander Rei Lo
William Yen
Alan Chung San Chui
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Ping Chang
Shun Chien Shun Chien
Hsing Nan Ho Hsing Nan Ho
Fei-Lung Li Fei-Lung Li
Tso-Yung Li Tso-Yung Li
Ching-Shun Mao Ching-Shun Mao
Dun Mao Dun Mao
Shu-Pei Sun
Robert Tai
Hua Chung Ting Hua Chung Ting
Chi-Sheng Wang
Hsieh Wang
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In Japanese-occupied China, a group of ruthless ninjas schemes to take control of a Shaolin temple - and all of its riches - by any means necessary. The peaceful Shaolin monks are reluctant to engage the ninjas in combat but are eventually forced to defend themselves. Written by Yazhe

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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1983 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninja vs. Shaolin See more »

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Golden Sun Films See more »
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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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For Fans of Martial Arts Fighting Only.
23 June 2006 | by Space_MafuneSee all my reviews

In a plot to rob a Chinese Shaolin Temple of its great wealth, Shaolin monks find themselves framed for the murder of the Japanese Emperor's head monk, apparently the doings of a secret ninja force, and now must find a means to prove their innocence before bloodshed erupts between their Japanese Shaolin counterparts and themselves.

Where this delivers is in terms of its fighting. There's an impressive tournament challenge at one point conducted between the Chinese Shaolin and their Japanese counterparts that proves very exciting and showcases tremendous martial arts fighting skills both with and without weapons. Whenever fighting is on screen, this one tends to deliver the goods and then some. Where it falters is in terms of its story as there's really no sympathetic heroic lead and the many plot twists and turns tend to get a little confusing. Still if you're a fan of good Martial Arts fighting, you should find much to enjoy here.


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