Nezha nao hai (1979)

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Nezha nao hai: Directed by Shuchen Wang, Jingda Xu, Ding Xian Yan. With Ke Bi, Banjô Ginga, Daisuke Gôri, Junko Hori. Tells the fable from Chinese mythology about the young warrior Nezha who takes on a group of evil dragons.

“My family (wife, young boy and girl) saw this on BBC TV one Christmas, (maybe 1990? – theyu0026#39;d have been 6 and 5 then) and videoed it. It has since become a staunch family favourite. Graphically superb and totally psychedelic, it is also one of the most spiritually moving and profound things I have ever seen. Good versus evil, in the form of a child with spirit guides, versus nasty dragons. Some of the lines are fantastic, too: u0026quot;Now we can grow even more wicked – letu0026#39;s create some new diseasesu0026quot; – (just like they do at Porton Down in Wiltshire.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBut that raises an interesting point – Iu0026#39;ve only ever seen it on sale with a Mandarin sound track, and English sub-titles – but the broadcast version was in English with no sub-titles. Anyone know anything about that? An absolute must-see for anyone with any sort of taste at all.”

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