Sunday, January 11, 2015

HEI MING DAN (1972)





A.K.A
BLACK LIST
A.K.A.
NINJA BLACK LIST
A.K.A.
NINJA TERMINATORS
A.K.A.
NINJA HEAT

Yeah, lots of titles aren't there? The last one is the one in my huge 200 title box set I got a little over a year ago. I tried watching them all one after the other and that didn't work for me. Instead, I just grab one from the box and see what wonders await me.
A brother is released from prison after six years for a crime he did not commit. His brother is there waiting for him with the list of the four men who wronged him. He has no desire for vengeance, he wants them to go to the police to confess their crimes.
Of course if they don't then he has no compunctions in killing them. It all leads to the main boss who has married his girlfriend and while he is gone she gave birth to their son. Now it's time to fight the main man no matter what the outcome.
This is such a wonderful movie. Taking place in Hong Kong in the 70's the fashions are outrageous, the fights are pretty good and it has this feel of a classic revenge western. I did find it interesting that each an who died had their death scene intercut with those they loved. It added impact to what could have been a modern Kung Fu flick.
Good movie that made me glad it was a part of this huge box set. It is filled with such wonders.


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