筧橋英烈傳
Heroes of the Eastern Skies (1977)


Reviewed by: calros
Date: 08/28/2005
Summary: Better than Eiji Tsuburaya!

This movie can be considered as the Taiwanese version of "The Longest Day": A looooong cast of stars playing for a few minutes key names (and fictional names) of the Sino-Japanese War with an absolutely plain script beginning in Manchuria in 1937. Actually the stars of the movie are the members of the F/X team... the miniatures of the war planes and the battleships are fantastic! They recalled me the Godzilla movies of the 60s and first 70s. This movie was the big winner of the 14th Golden Horse Awards Ceremony in 1977: Best director, script, cinematography in color, editing and sound.

Reviewer Score: 6