MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,999 this week

Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
"Hong Xi Guan" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  16 February 1977 (Hong Kong)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 696 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 14 critic

A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Bai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 18 titles
created 09 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1322 titles
created 26 Oct 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 04 Jan 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Executioners from Shaolin (1977)

Executioners from Shaolin (1977) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Executioners from Shaolin.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The workers of a dye factory have their pay cut by 20% when the factory owner brings in some Manchu thugs to try and increase production. Desperate to reclaim their full wages, the workers ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Lung Wei Wang, Hou Hsiao
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Gordon Liu Chia-hui reprises his famous Monk San Te role as he tries to support and protect Shaolin her Fang Shih-yu who purposely attacks corrupt Ching officials. Fights by legendary action director Liu Chia-liang are to die for.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Hou Hsiao, Chia-Hui Liu, Lily Li
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Yu Wang, Chiao Chiao, Chung-Hsin Huang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Kuan Tai Chen
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Knockabout is Sammo HungÂ's (TVÂ's Martial Law, The Legend Of Zu) brilliant cinematic achievement at merging comedy with kung fu. His meticulous blending of the two ingredients is vividly demonstrated in this film.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Biao Yuen, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Ka-Yan Leung
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After defeating The Long-Armed Devil and his armies, our nubbed hero has been living in retirement as a farmer, but circumstances causes him to come out of retirement and take on The Eight ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Yu Wang, Chiao Chiao, Essie Lin Chia
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Cheng Tai-Nan (Kara Hui) is an honest and faithful servant of a dying patriarch who wants nothing more than to protect his vast wealth from his selfish, conniving nephew, Yung-Sheng. ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Liang Liu, Kara Hui, Hou Hsiao
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Chen Kuan-tai battles assassins that use a deadly, beheading weapon to kill dissidents. Based on true events, the film's weapon was completely fabricated because in real life, no one ever ... See full summary »

Director: Meng Hua Ho
Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Feng Ku, Hung Wei
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly as he travels on a soul-searching journey. He comes to the aid of a seemingly... See full summary »

Director: Chung Sun
Stars: Sheng Fu, Lung Ti, Feng Ku
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Shaolin Mantis (Orig. Tang lang) is a 1978 Shaw Brothers film directed by Lau Kar-leung. Starring David Chiang and Liu Chia Hui. Shaolin Mantis tells the story of a man who learns martial arts by observing a praying mantis.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: David Chiang, Lily Li, Chia Yung Liu
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young martial artist seeks revenge on the Ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher. He finds help in the form of a new teacher (who knows Ninjitsu) and new brothers. Together... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Tien-chi Cheng, Tien Hsiang Lung, Meng Lo
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Kara Hui, Te-Lo Mai
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kuan Tai Chen ...
Hung Hsi-Kuan (as Kuan-Tai Chen)
Lo Lieh ...
Wang Yu ...
Hung Wen-ting
Lily Li ...
Fang Yung-chun
Gordon Kiu Chia-hui ...
Tung Chien-chin
Kang-Yeh Cheng ...
Hsiao Hu
Tao Chiang ...
Kao Chin-Chung
Tien Ching ...
Wang Yeh (Royal Chieftain)
Shen Lao ...
Fang's Uncle
Lai Hai-Shen ...
Rev. Chih Shan Chan
John Cheung ...
Shaolin Pupil (as Chang Wu-liang)
Chiu Lee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hoi Sang Lee ...
Monk Chi San
Chia-Liang Liu ...
Edit

Storyline

A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Bai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom trains him in crane style while he secretly learns tiger style from his father's training manual. Written by BeTheBuddha (dragonflyrivers@yahoo.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A fight for vengeance ends in death!

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 February 1977 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Executioners from Shaolin  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chia-Liang Liu:  [martial arts demo]  Opening credits show a demonstration of martial arts against an empty backdrop. See more »

Goofs

All blood seen in the movie is a much lighter shade of red than real blood. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Excellent example of vintage Shaw Brothers.
21 March 2005 | by (Pergatory) – See all my reviews

Thank God for Celestial Entertainment's re-releasing of this classic! Okay, the plot is rather straightforward, and not terribly original (a revenge theme in a Martial arts movie. Nope, never seen that before!) But it is very well acted, very well directed and damn if the fight scenes aren't excellent.

Basically, it follows the historic destruction of the Shaolin Temple by the Manchus. The assault is led by Pai Mei, (yup, the same Pai Mei from Kill Bill 2, in fact, Bill even talks about this in that movie) played by Lo Lieh. Gordon Liu who played Pai Mei in Kill Bill 2, appears briefly as a Shaolin student who informs Hong Xiguan (played by Chen Kuan Ti) that Pai Mei killed their master. Gordon Liu sacrifices himself so that Hong and some of the other students may escape.

A few years later, Hong, hiding out as a Peking Opera performer, meets and marries another Martial Artist, played by Lily Li. They eventually have a child. But Hong cannot enjoy married life for too long, because he still has to train to avenge his master and his fellow students.

A good example of vintage Kung Fu films. Not to be missed by any Kung Fu film connoisseur.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Executioners from Shaolin (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?