The Vengeance with the Faithful Dog
Dir: Chiang Nan Scr: Sung Chuen-sau
Prod: Tong Yuejuan Prod Co.: Hsin Hwa
Cast: Chung Ching, Huang Tsung-hsun, Chung Yiu, Liu Weibin, Zhao Ming
1963 (Taiwan) / B&W / D Beta / Mandarin / 91min
Tong Yuejuan and Zhang Shankun produced the first version of this film in 1950 under Great Wall Productions, just after they arrived in Hong Kong. Thirteen years later, Tong Yuejuan remade this story of vengeance under her Hsin Hwa label just as the company began shifting its productions to Taiwan. When the Lo family is slaughtered by rival Black Dragon (Huang Tsung-hsun),the family’s four children were scattered across the land. Over a decade later, the third Lo son carries out a failed assassination at Black Dragon’s birthday party. During his escape, he meets a newly arrived opera performer who carries the same tattoo as him. One by one, the Lo children reunite with only one thing on their minds: revenge.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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