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The Lady Hermit (1971)

Zhong kui niang zi (original title)
A young Kung Fu student (Shih Szu) seeks a reclusive teacher so that she may learn to defeat the evil Black Demon. She doesn't realize that the servant woman she befriends (Cheng Pei-Pei) ... See full summary »

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'Lady Hermit' Shang Yu-ling
Lieh Lo ...
Wu Chang-chun
Szu Shih ...
Chin Tsui-peng
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Black Demon
Mien Fang ...
Chief Wang
Hsiung Chao ...
Shang Sheng - Demon brother #1
Yuan Chuan ...
Chiu Yun (as Kang Chia)
Tien Hsi Tang ...
Wang-Xiang - Demon brother #3
Hsiao Chung Li ...
Sheng Hsia - Demon brother #1
Han Lo ...
Chia Yun - Demon brother #5
Chia-hsi Hu ...
Demon brother #6
Hua Hsiao ...
Demon brother #7
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shao-Hung Chan
Szu-Ying Chien
Chun Chin
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A young Kung Fu student (Shih Szu) seeks a reclusive teacher so that she may learn to defeat the evil Black Demon. She doesn't realize that the servant woman she befriends (Cheng Pei-Pei) is actually the kung fu master she seeks. After Black Demons henchmen attack, the master reveals herself and eventually takes on the student to train her so that they may both defeat the villian. A love triangle complicates things when another student (Lo Lieh) asks for training as well. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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The film was refused a UK cinema certificate in 1972. See more »

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'Lady Hermit' Shang Yu-ling: I want your head! Your leg! Your arm!
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A cool movie and a transition point for two action stars
1 December 1999 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Although the main plot is the standard "young inexperienced student trains under master to defeat evil overlord" story, the fact that both heroic kung fu masters are female adds a welcome turn of events. The fact that they are also engaged in a love triangle also adds another dimension to the plot. Both Cheng Pei-pei and Shih Szu look fabulous in this film and it marks an interesting point in both their careers.

At this point, Cheng Pei-pei had been a major star for the Shaw Brothers for a few years. Enter Shih Szu, only 16 when this film was made. The theme of "young student taking over where master leaves off" is very appropriate for this film as Shih Szu became the Shaw's newest female star.


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