IMDb > The Lady Hermit (1971)

The Lady Hermit (1971) More at IMDbPro »Zhong kui niang zi (original title)


User Rating:
7.1/10   218 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 32% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for The Lady Hermit on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
1971 (Hong Kong) See more »
A young Kung Fu student (Shih Szu) seeks a reclusive teacher so that she may learn to defeat the evil Black Demon... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
(5 articles)
30 Amazing Wu Xia Movies To Enjoy
 (From AsianMoviePulse. 14 October 2015, 4:49 PM, PDT)

In Memoriam: Sir Run Run Shaw
 (From SoundOnSight. 11 January 2014, 12:00 PM, PST)

‘The Black Tavern’ is a rollicking, must-visit destination for fans
 (From SoundOnSight. 2 November 2013, 9:00 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
A cool movie and a transition point for two action stars See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Pei-Pei Cheng ... 'Lady Hermit' Shang Yu-ling
Lieh Lo ... Wu Chang-chun
Szu Shih ... Chin Tsui-peng
Hsieh Wang ... 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
Ming Chin ... Thug (as Tommy Lee)
Chiang Chou
Siu Loi Chow
Li Jen Ho ... Village elder
Hsing Chun Hsu
Chia Chi Hu

Sammo Hung Kam-Bo ... Black Demon's thug (as Sammo Kam-Bo Hung)
Ching-Ying Lam ... Horse Thief
Wei Lieh Lan
Chiu Jun Lee
Ka Ting Lee

Siu-Lung Leung
Heng Li
Yun Wu Li
Lung Liang
Han Ling
Cliff Lok ... Black Demon's thug (as Chin Tung)
Yu Pai
Lan Sun ... Black Demon's thug
Yen Tsan Tang
Tsai Pao Tung
Li Wan
Ming-Tsai Wu
Tse Lin Yang

Directed by
Meng Hua Ho 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
I. Fang Yeh 

Produced by
Runme Shaw .... producer
Original Music by
Yung-Yu Chen 
Cinematography by
Yu-Tang Li 
Kuo-Hsiang Lin 
Film Editing by
Hsing-Lung Chiang 
Art Direction by
Johnson Tsao 
Makeup Department
Yuen Fang .... makeup artist
Sound Department
Yung-Hua Wang .... sound recordist

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zhong kui niang zi" - Hong Kong (original title)
See more »
USA:105 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Was the last, and more successful, wuxia movie in (Pei-Pei Cheng) career before emigrating to U.S. and abandon martial arts performances by many years.See more »
'Lady Hermit' Shang Yu-ling:I want your head! Your leg! Your arm!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Little Red Riding Hood (2009/I) (V)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A cool movie and a transition point for two action stars, 1 December 1999
Author: freakus from San Francisco, CA

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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (7 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Lady Hermit (1971)

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb Hong Kong section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.