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Five Shaolin Masters (1974)
"Shao Lin wu zu" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama  -  1979 (USA)
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Hu Te escapes the burning Shaolin temple after the Qing soldiers destroyed it in Shaolin Temple. The group of 5 decide to develop secret codes to identify fellow patriots... See full synopsis »

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Credited cast:
David Chiang ...
Lung Ti ...
Tsai Te-Chung
Sheng Fu ...
Ma Chao-Hsing
Kuan-Chun Chi ...
Li Shih-Kai
Fei Meng ...
Fang Ta-Hung
Lung Wei Wang ...
Ka-Yan Leung ...
Chien San (as Liang Chia-Jen)
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Shao Chun Chang
Yi Kuei Chang
Chin Hai Chen
Shen-lin Chen
Ti-ko Chen
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Tao Chiang ...
Chen Wen-yao
Wan Hsi Chin
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Hu Te escapes the burning Shaolin temple after the Qing soldiers destroyed it in Shaolin Temple. The group of 5 decide to develop secret codes to identify fellow patriots... See full synopsis »

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5 Masters of Death  »

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Super Bad Ass!!!
17 May 2001 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

Cheh Chang directed this martial arts masterpiece (well, I thought it was when I was a kid) in 1975, and kids like me knew it by the title "5 Masters Of Death". I loved this film. I saw it on TV when I was in about 2nd or 3rd grade, and it changed my youth! Because it was after this film that I was being dragged into the Princible's office for trying to flex my Karate skills in the play yard! Of course I was one of those kids who made my own num-chucks, and bonked kids heads with them, until my parents made me dismantle my weapons of destruction. But until then, I thought my hands were illegal weapons. I can still recall the day my Mom picked me up from the school and took me to get a milk shake, while she proceeded to tell me "no more Karate! I'm throwing away your weapons!" and that milkshake went down my throat like a brick, as the tears swelled in my eyes. I know this isn't much of a review, but I want to convey the power this film had on my youth. I wanted to be a killing machine (but one of the good guys as well!), because this film burnt a hole in my young psyche. Like a lot of things, I did abandon my desire to learn Karate. But the film still nestles in a place of my youth, and I did finally locate a copy on video. Unfortunately my memory served up a far nicer looking print. The quality looked horrible! But the film was fun to watch again, and I might still learn Karate yet. I give it a 10, because it's fun!


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