14 Amazons (1972)
14 Amazons (1972)
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Many distinct characters make this hard to keep track of them all. Though the basic plot line is simple.
Fantastic Shaw Brothers epic that features an interesting score, a tremendous nearly all-female cast, and some terrific stunt work. I thoroughly enjoyed this bad ass Chinese revenge flick.
"As the saying goes, 'A tiger may be old, but it never gives up it's ambition.'" The 14 women of a family seek revenge for their treacherously murdered husband/father/brother/son/nephew/grandson in this old-school martial arts flick. Their forces are outnumbered and their enemy is vicious, but the women of The 14 Amazons (great title, by the way) are totally bent on vengeance and protecting their country from the bloodthirsty ruler of West Hsia and his 5 sons. Watch it for the impressive large scale battles and several really cool scenes (human pyramid/bridge FTW!) Who doesn't like to see a bunch of women being crafty, heroic bad***es? The camera work during the battles is great, and the movie as a whole is surprisingly gory, violent, and occasionally hilarious, too. Even the frequently used miniature sets and models are very well done (though they are understandably noticeable to today's viewer). A great job is done making several members of the large cast memorable (my personal favorite is Yang Pa Mei). Plus, the enemy soldiers all wear uniforms that make them look like Santa Claus, which is just pure bonus win. Any Shaw Brothers fans will have a grand ole time with this one. It's one of my favorites that I've seen.
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