THE WATER MARGIN * (Theatrical Release USA 1972)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

The Water Margin
has a great storyline, but becomes hard to follow about half-way through the show due to its many characters. Although each character’s name is written on screen, if one is unfamiliar with Chinese names, the film becomes hard to relate to because the story is progressing while one is endeavoring to digest the multitudinous names. The acting is great and the martial arts are above average. The movie is worth watching. Read a plotline or the book before you go to reap the full benefits of the movie.

Film Courtesy of Wikipedia


An outlaw gang needs a superior warrior to do battle with the Zeng family and begin operations to recruit Lu Junyi, a famed Chinese warrior.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao, and Wu Ma Feng for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Run Run Shaw for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Yen Ching (David Chiang), Tiger Killer Wu Sung (Lung Ti), Tattoed Dragon Shih Chien (Kuan Tai Chen), Shih Hsiu (Chung Wang), Jade Unicorn Lu Chun I (Tetsurô Tanba), Welcome Rain Sung Chiang (Feng Ku), Green Snake Lu San Niang (Lily Ho), Shih Wen Kung (Toshio Kurosawa), Clever Star Wu Yung (Feng Cin), and Tseng Chang Kuen (Miao Ching).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes.  Educational as well as culturally enriching. Read a plotline or the book before you go.

*Also known as: Outlaws of the Marsh or Seven Blows of the Dragon

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