Die unschlagbaren Sieben (1976)

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Die unschlagbaren Sieben: Directed by Cheh Chang. With David Chiang, Lung Ti, Kuan Tai Chen, Sheng Fu. Another iconoclastic work from the action auteur Chang Cheh, and winner of Honourable Mention for Dramatic Feature at the 13th Golden Horse Awards, 7-Man Army retells the legend of seven patriots defending against 20,000 Japanese soldiers and 50 tanks for 5 days, at a strategic key point of the Great Wall known as Pa Tou Lou Tzu

“The movie starts with the helpful narrator explaining the situation with China and Japan at war. The typical big production values of Shaw Brothers is on display with scenes of hundreds of costumed extras, military equipment, and explosions.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIf you like your war movies without all the messy reality of war this is for you. The glorious band of Chinese brothers goes against the evil Japanese. Bullets are sparsely used with the preferred weapon the fixed bayonet. The long run time of almost two hours uses flashbacks to get to know the brothers more personally. I was surprised the whole cliché ridden movie did not bore me as I watched it straight through. Almost every Shaw Brothers top male martial arts star appeared in this movie so, as a hard core fan, I suspect that made it watchable.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThere were no magic movie moments or spectacular fight sequences to mention. You can play u0026quot;Whereu0026#39;s Waldo?u0026quot; by trying to spot the great Gordon Liu in a small part as a Mongol mercenary.”


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