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The Brave and The Evil (DVD) (Remastered) (Taiwan Version) DVD Region All

Jimmy Wang (Director, Actor) | Polly Shang Kuan (Actor) | Chang Chung (Actor) | Kenneth Tsang
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Released in 1971 after the success of The Chinese Boxer and The One Armed Boxer, The Brave and the Evil is another kung fu classic from Jimmy Wang Yu's post-Shaw Brothers days. Written and directed by Wang Yu himself, the film sees the action legend doing what he does best - doling out poetic justice old-school style with hard-hitting action scenes and inventive martial arts sequences. Wang stars as the charismatic martial arts master Iron Palm who crosses paths on the road with angry swordswoman Hung (Shang-Kuan Ling Feng, Dragon Inn). She's out to get revenge for her father who was killed by a band of ruthless bandits (Paul Chang Chun, Kenneth Tsang, Sit Hon, and Man Chung San). After their fateful encounter, Iron Palm decides to covertly assist Hung in her quest.
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Product Title: The Brave and The Evil (DVD) (Remastered) (Taiwan Version) 黑白道 (1971) (DVD) (修復版) (台灣版) 黑白道 (1971) (DVD) (修复版) (台湾版) ドラゴン武芸帖 (黒白道) (リマスター版) (台湾版) The Brave and The Evil (DVD) (Remastered) (Taiwan Version)
Artist Name(s): Jimmy Wang (Actor) | Polly Shang Kuan (Actor) | Chang Chung (Actor) | Kenneth Tsang | She Han | Ma Ji | Li Kun | Miao Tian 王羽 (Actor) | 上官靈鳳 (Actor) | 張沖 (Actor) | 曾 江 | 薛漢 | 馬驥 | 李昆 | 苗天 王羽 (Actor) | 上官灵凤 (Actor) | 张冲 (Actor) | 曾 江 | 薛汉 | 马骥 | 李昆 | 苗天 王羽(ジミー・ウォング) (Actor) | 上官靈鳳(シャンカン・リンフォン) (Actor) | 張沖 (Actor) | 曾江(ケネス・ツァン) | 薛漢(シュエ・ハン) | Ma Ji | Li Kun | ミャオ・ティエン Jimmy Wang (Actor) | Polly Shang Kuan (Actor) | Chang Chung (Actor) | Kenneth Tsang | She Han | Ma Ji | Li Kun | Miao Tian
Director: Jimmy Wang 王羽 王羽 王羽(ジミー・ウォング) Jimmy Wang
Release Date: 2008-08-13
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Duration: 102 (mins)
Publisher: Hoker Records
Package Weight: 150 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1011693481

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導演: 王羽

清末民初,安徽省青陽縣民風淳樸敦厚,距縣城西南之九華山,有土匪趙一虎(張沖)盤踞,自築匪巢名為黑家寨,收留數百匪徒,肆意搶劫過往商旅,並派嘍囉煙鬼梁七(王勇)在小道破廟扮鬼,誘迫商旅往大道行走,俾使其眼線鐵算盤丁二麻子(苗天)蒐集情報,暗通黑寨派匪奪劫。

過往商旅途經路旁野店,老闆曹老頭、小廚子(李昆)均中黑家寨匪之計,渲染鬼之可怕,無形指使路人應走大道,方能趨吉避凶,那知無數商旅反而失財喪命,

一日,浙江德威鏢局總鏢頭洪德威(馬驥),親自率同副總鏢頭宣福全、兒子洪天龍(揚塵)及眾鏢師,押解江浙兩省百姓捐濟湖北災民之銀洋十萬,途經青陽縣三坡里,即為黑家寨寨主,鞭魔趙一虎、二頭目屠夫李二尤(薛漢)、三頭目追魂手劉彪(萬重山)、四頭目快刀解飛(曾江),以及重匪徒劫去,並殺死總鏢頭洪德威父子。

總鏢頭洪德威之女洪天嬌(上官靈鳳)痛悉噩耗,知父兄慘遭趙一虎毒手,立誓以血債血還,並欲奪回鏢銀賑濟災民,但洪女年輕力盛,仗恃武藝高強,在赴九華山途中,不知檢點,幾闖大禍,幸為江湖俠客「鐵掌鋼刀」白四風(王羽)暗中化解。洪天嬌的行蹤在距黑家寨附近的青陽鎮被匪發現,且自投匪營客棧,掌櫃丁二麻子意圖邀功,計議擒拿。白四風正好也投宿該客棧....
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Customer Review of "The Brave and The Evil (DVD) (Remastered) (Taiwan Version) "

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10 (1)

Kevin Kennedy
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November 15, 2011

1 people found this review helpful

Jimmy Wang Yu writes, directs, and stars Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
The Jimmy Wang Yu-scripted and -directed "The Brave and the Evil" clearly is structured in three acts. In Act I, a security company hauling a great treasure trove is ambushed by a band of thieves. The action plays out as a set piece like those we've seen in dozens of similar films. We end up with the inevitable showdown between the brutal leader of the bandits and the elderly leader of the security company, both martial arts masters.

In Act II, beauteous but hot-headed Hung (Polly Shang Kuan), the daughter of the security company leader, comes to seek revenge against the murdering thieves. Iron Palm Pai (Wang Yu), a wandering martial arts student, takes an interest in Hung's plight and helps her plan an assault against the bad guys. Hung, however, becomes impatient and foolishly seeks to gain vengeance on her own. In Act III, Iron Palm Pai comes to rescue Hung -- now a classic damsel in distress -- from the evil bandits, culminating in a great battle between Pai and the bandit chief (Chang Chun).

The production values, action choreography, and cinematography are workmanlike, but definitely a step down from Shaw Brothers quality. Surprisingly, Iron Palm Pai makes little use of his famed Iron Palm technique in his climactic battle. And Polly Shang Kuan's Hung seems to lose just about every fight she enters. (Don't miss the film "Backalley Princess" to see Polly really kick butt and take names.) Surprisingly, Act II, which relies much more on drama and intrigue than action, is by far the most compelling part of the movie. Act I is standard-issue chop-socky; Act III overstays its welcome. But Act II really draws the viewer in with its development of the central characters. Overall, "The Brave and the Evil" is rather pedestrian, but worth a look for fans of the genre.
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