18 Kämpfer aus Bronze (1976)14K
18 Kämpfer aus Bronze: Directed by Joseph Kuo. With Polly Ling-Feng Shang-Kuan, Peng Tien, Carter Wong, Yi Chang. 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.
“The movie is about a young boy enters Shaolin temple to train for revenge for his fatheru0026#39;s death. This is also to overthrow the Ming and return the Ching dynasty. He has a lot on his plate for a youngster . After much training he and a friend try to pass the 18 bronze men. They fail because they need to go back and read books for three years. The next time they succeed and get their forearm scars just like Caine in the US TV series u0026quot;Kung Fuu0026quot;. They meet Polly and as usual the girl is mistaken for a man initially. She follows them everywhere and finally the piece of jade pops out. Secrets from the past are revealed.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI first watched this movie about five years ago but didnu0026#39;t post my review. I simply did not like the movie because this same story has been told many times and this movie did not make anything better or different. I watched it again because I was checking if my copy was the best quality and the opening fight sequence caught my attention. Yes, that was a good sword fight at the beginning. All the fights were above average for 1976.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eCarter Wong did some excellent fight sequences in this movie. When he started in 1972 u0026quot;Hap Ki Dou0026quot; my nickname for him was u0026quot;Stone Faceu0026quot; because he was incapable of showing any expression except surprise. In this movie his lack of acting ability improved to the point that it was no longer a distraction.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eYi Yuan played villains in these movies since the 1960s. I never remarked on his fighting but in this movie he did a good job in the final fight especially considering it was three against one.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI still only rate the movie as average for the year and genre based on the fights making up for the worn out story.”