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

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  1979 (USA)
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Five students escape from the destruction of their beloved Shaolin each must take revenge and train in their own seperate fighting styles...they will become The Five Shaolin Masters!!



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Li Shih-Kai
Fei Meng ...
Fang Ta-Hung
Lung Wei Wang ...
Ka-Yan Leung ...
Chien San (as Liang Chia-Jen)
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Yi Kuei Chang
Chin Hai Chen
Shen-Lin Chen
Ti-Ko Chen
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Tao Chiang ...
Chen Wen-yao
Wan Hsi Chin


The story is simple (Shaolin vs. Manchu traitors), but the effect was anything but, as the screen's most charismatic action actors team with a legendary director and revered choreographers (Liu Chia-liang and brother Liu Chia-yung) for scenes of unparalleled power. Written by Celestial Pictures

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One of the best Kung Fu Movies ever !
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Chang Cheh´s Five Shoalin Masters is perhaps the Best Kung Fu Movie ever, besides the Bruce Lee Masterpieces. Ti Lung, David Chiang, Chi Kuan Chun and of Course Alexander Fu Sheng are just great in this Movie I hope this One (and the other great Shaw Brothers Movies) comes on Dvd sometime !!!

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