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The Valiant Ones (blu ray) Limited Edition slipcase version

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Hong Kong
Wuxia
Regular price €24,95
Director: King Hu
Cast: Roy Chiao, Feng Hsu, Wing Bai, Tu Kuang-Chi, Han Ying-chieh, Sammo Hung, Chao Lei

THE VALIANT ONES (1975)

The Valiant Ones is King Hu’s last great masterpiece from the golden age of wuxia cinema. Released by Eureka on blu ray from a 4k restoration.

Shot back-to-back with The Fate of Lee Khan (but not released until two years later), it stands as a worthy follow-up to his earlier works Come Drink with MeDragon Inn and A Touch of Zen.

During the reign of the Jiajing Emperor (Chao Lei), China’s coastal regions have come under attack by wokou – Japanese pirates under the leadership of the infamous Hakatatsu (Sammo Hung). To combat this threat, the Emperor tasks a trusted general, Zhu Wan (Tu Kuang-chi), with assembling a group of skilled warriors to find and eliminate the pirates. Under the command of General Yu Dayou (Roy Chiao), the band of soldiers – including husband-and-wife sword-fighters Wu Ji-yuan (Wing Bai) and Wu Ruo-shi (Feng Hsu) – set out to draw Hakatatsu, his ally Xu Dong (Han Ying-chieh) and their pirate clan into a series of spectacular showdowns.

Inspired by historical events and featuring several storied figures drawn from Chinese history, The Valiant Ones is a standout wuxia film produced during the dying days of the genre, as audience tastes were shifting towards more grounded kung fu cinema.

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The Valiant Ones Eureka Trailer