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Chinese Gods (1976)

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Weird. This is a real oddity. A feature length animation released during the Shaw Brothers heyday, the 1970s. Unlike Japan, Hong Kong isn’t known for its booming animation industry. This is one of the very few (and the earliest) to have been made; it’s rushed, rough and a tad incomprehensible — and also quite a bit of fun.

The filmmakers have clearly used the creative freedom of animation to explore some of the more fantastical elements of Chinese mythology that … (read more)

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