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Executioners from Shaolin (1977)

Hong Xi Guan (original title)
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 »

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Hung Hsi-Kuan (as Kuan-Tai Chen)
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The White-Browed Hermit (as Lo Lieh)
Yue Wong ...
Hung Wen-ting (as Wang Yu)
Lily Li ...
Fang Yung-chun
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Tung Chien-chin
Kang-Yeh Cheng ...
Hsiao Hu
Tao Chiang ...
Kao Chin-Chung
Tien Ching ...
Wang Yeh (Royal Chieftain)
Lao Shen ...
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Lai Hai-Shen ...
Rev. Chih Shan Chan
John Cheung ...
Shaolin Pupil (as Chang Wu-liang)
Chiu Lee
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Monk Chi San
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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)

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A fight for vengeance ends in death!

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16 February 1977 (Hong Kong)  »

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Executioners from Shaolin  »

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Wu Tang Clan sampled the dubbed version of this on their song "Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin To F*ck With". See more »

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

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Followed by Shao Lin ying xiong bang (1979) See more »

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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.


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