Kill the Shogun (1981)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Martial Arts  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |   MPAA Rating - R
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In 1592, the Japanese Shogun Hideyoshi failed in his attempt to invade Korea (and later, China through Korea) -- this Hong Kong kung-fu thriller (dubbed in English) is loosely based on that historical incident. Since the real Hideyoshi is not an issue, and kung-fu is the star of the movie anyway, historical narration does not overpower the action. Basically, the movie shows the Koreans fighting the Japanese against all odds -- but as everyone knows, that one Korean officer with the fast feet (not for running) is going to whomp the heck out of anything that moves and single-handedly send Hideyoshi packing.

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history, invasion