Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
Following the fall of the Ming Dynasty, a band of patriots loyal to the last Emperor go on the run with the late Emperor's daughter. Carrying with them the Emperor's will and the royal family jewels, the group is faced not only with a group of Manchu soldiers, but also with a team of hired hitmen and a pair of jewel thieves. Directed by Au Yeung Chuen, Revenge of the Patriots stars 1970s kung-fu star Bruce Li (who should not be confused with the legendary Bruce Lee). Originally titled Zhong yuan biao ju and also known as The Ming Patriots, the 1976 film features fight choreography by the Lau brothers and music borrowed from Ennio Morricone's score for the 1967 spaghetti Western The Big Gundown.
bad-guy, emperor, good-guy, invasion, Loyalist, martial-arts, princess, protection, suicide, survivor