God of War

Synopsis: During the 16th century, Japanese pirates proliferate along the Chinese coastline. In 1557, the pirates take over Cengang in Zhejiang. After months of futile advances, Commander Yu (Sammo Hung) finally defeats them under the leadership of newly promoted General Qi (Vincent Zhao). The Pirates, however, manage to escape.
Genre: Action, History
Director(s): Gordon Chan
Production: Well Go USA Entertainment
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min


During the reign of

Ming Emperor Jiajing (1522-1567),

Japanese pirates raided the coastlines

of China because of the sea ban.

The chief of these Japanese pirates

was actually a Han Chinese man called Wang Zhi.

In 1557,

The Zhejiang commander led Wang

to turn against the pirates.

But Wang was subsequently imprisoned

by the Governor of Hangzhou.

So the pirates continued to raid

the coastal areas of Zhejiang.

Wang's godson Mao Haifeng

and over 1,000 pirates

occupied Cengang

with the loot pillaged from the coast.

The army under Commander Yu Dayou

besieged them for 5 months.

"Yu Dayou

Garrison Commander of Zhejiang"






Are you alright?

We can't hold them off!

We should fall back.



Like fools,

they launch their attacks

at the same hour each time.

Guns Unit dismissed!

They eat on time,

attack and retreat on time.

The Ming troops have such discipline!


The ronins get all the credit.

Won't the soldiers feel snubbed?

Thank you.

The ronins are sufficient

to take on the Ming troops.

If these troops are so pathetic,

why didn't you invade the inland

and force the Ming Court to release my godfather?


have you forgotten what Lord Matsura said?


no need to remind me.

We're aware of Master Wufeng's (Wang Zhi)

contribution to the Matsura clan.

But Lord Matsura made it clear

we're not acting on his behalf.

We're wokou.

We are pirates,

under the command of Master Wufeng.

If 60 ronins

can reach Nanjing

and defeat the Ming troops,

we have a regiment of 1,000 men,

why can't we take the offensive?

According to the Art of War,

encircle when we outnumber the enemy 10 to 1

and attack when it's 5 to 1.

We only managed to hold them off

because we have the benefit of a natural barrier.

Without that edge,

we will lose just the same.

We will end up like those 60 ronins.


You have overestimated the Ming troops.

They have 200,000 men stationed in the south

under the command of Yu Dayou.

Ming troops are cowards

and Court officials are corrupted.

A few more like Yu Dayou means nothing.


a general named Qi Jiguang showed up

and led the Ming troops

in winning several battles.

Qi Jiguang?

What are they doing?


Leave them alone.



why should samurais fight alongside ronins

and put up with their atrocious behavior?

To each his own.

We came from across the ocean

to help the Daimyo build his fortune

and to buy firearms to make him powerful.

They came here

for women and money.

Their behavior is unworthy of a samurai.

But we must keep them happy

so they will risk their lives for us.

You must remember

we're here to make money and buy weapons

in order Japan can rule the world.

Nothing else matters.

To defeat the Ming Court,

benevolence is not enough. We also need strategy.

When you become the Daimyo, Master Yamagawa,

you can be more benevolent.

If the Ming Court found out

we're from the Matsura Army,

it will endanger the Matsura clan.

We're pirates,

savage pirates.

Do you understand?

General Yu!

Commander Hu!

You're injured!

It's nothing.

I intend to launch another attack before dark.

"Hu Zongxian

Supreme Commander of Zhejiang"

What's the use?

General Yu!

I'm Assistant Regional Military

Commissioner Qi Jiguang.

So you're Qi Jiguang.

If you think my plan doesn't work,

you have a better idea?

Not yet.

You've been doing this

for several months, right?

General Yu,

the Imperial Court is getting impatient.

You have 20 days left of your one-month deadline.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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