Pirate, The (1973, HGK) C-96m. SCOPE * D: Chang Cheh, Li Pao Hsueh, Wu Ma. Starring Ti Lung, David Chiang, Tien Ching, Yu Feng, Shih Tien (=Dean Shek). Relentlessly talky film that wants you to believe it's a swashbuckler, but the only pirate action in this one is its opening fight. Then the pirates led by Ti Lung must abandon ship because of a leak and find some poor fishermen need help. From then it's your average eastern setting. Not worth your time. Original title: DA HAO DAO.

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