the first of it's kind is also the best of it's kind
Chang Cheh is a God of martial arts cinema. His usage of empty-handed Kung-Fu and on screen violence and gore defined himself from every other film director. His films usually based on actual historical events paints a portrait on his countries past such as Five Deadly Venoms and Ten Tigers of Kwangtung.
Heroes Two is one of Mr Chehs early work and it's also one of his best. Set during the early days of the Qing dynasty. The Manchu army had just burned down the Shaolin temple. Two of the survivors Fang Shih Yu and Hung Hsi Kuan lead the rest of the surviving monks to Gaungdong in Southern China were they plan their next attack on the Manchu army.
I hate to sound cliché but this is one of the greatest martial arts movies ever made. It details the corruption of the Qing dynasty and the struggles most Chinese people had to go through at the time. The fighting is well choreographed and never gets old. And also features one of the best climactic fight scenes I have ever seen in a movie. The Media Blasters DVD I bought of this movie includes in alternate opening featuring an instructional video of some of the martial arts seen in the movie performed by Fu Sheng and Chen Kuan Tai themselves. This was very unique especially since it includes some narration about the destruction of the Shaolin monastery for those who are unfamiliar with the story. Go watch this movie, This is one of the best retro Kung-Fu movies of all time.
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