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Killer Clans (1976)
"Liu xing hu die jian" (original title)

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Two clans compete for dominance over the martial arts world in this classic of violent swordplay and political intrigue. A complex tale of deception and double crosses. Killer Clans leaves ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Fei Ai
Kwok Kuen Chan
Shen Chan ...
Roc Society chief's right hand man
Ping Chen
Kang-Yeh Cheng
Shao Lun Chiang ...
Da-shou party guest
Yuet Sang Chin
Li Ching
Miao Ching
Yun-Kin Chow
Norman Chu
Hua Chung
Mei Sheng Fan
Hark-On Fung
Ping Ha
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Two clans compete for dominance over the martial arts world in this classic of violent swordplay and political intrigue. A complex tale of deception and double crosses. Killer Clans leaves viewers guessing every step of the way. Masterful fight choreography from Yuen Cheung Yan (Yuen Clan member and brother of Yuen Woo Ping) and Tong Gaai fills the screen with bloody sword fighting and imaginative weaponry, delivering both great drama and fantastic martial arts. Written by The Shaw Brothers Classic Collection

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20 March 1976 (Hong Kong)  »

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Clanes asesinos  »

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Alright not as good as touch of zen,heroric ones
1 January 2004 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

I rented Killer clans just a few days after renting the Heroic ones. Of the recent Shaw Bros re-issues I think that Heroic ones is a better film. Killer clans has a impressive amount of intrigue and swordplay. This classic chop socky period piece that is just a cut above in quality should please all fans of Shaw bros martial arts films. The martial arts are creative and fun to watch.

I found some of the plot hard to follow at times. Who was betraying who, that kind of thing. The sets were also neat including the underground tunnels were something I had yet to see in a shaw bros movie.

My problems from the movie came mostly from the useless nudity that I felt was just cheap exploitation and the abrupt ending.


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