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Five Deadly Venoms (1978)

Wu du (original title)
The final student of a dying martial arts master is instructed to locate the previous five students and defeat any evil ones among them.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheng Chiang ...
Chien Sun ...
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ...
Meng Lo ...
Liang Shen, Toad (as Mang Lo)
Pai Wei ...
Feng Lu ...
Chang Hsiao-Tien, Centipede
Lung Wei Wang ...
Feng Ku ...
Old Master Yuan (Guest star)
Dick Wei ...
Master (as Lung Tu)
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Constable Lin Kuang
Huang-Hsi Liu ...
Men Hua
Hui Huang Lin ...
Prison Gaoler
Ching Ho Wang ...
Constable
Lao Shen ...
Fruit vendor
Han Chen Wang ...
Prison Coroner
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A dying teacher instructs his final student to check on the activities of five former pupils, each of whom he taught a unique and special style of kung-fu: Centipede, Snake, Scorpion, Lizard, and Toad (hence the title). His final student, who knows a little of each style, must team up with one of the other good students to destroy the evil ones, if there are any. Greed and treachery ensue as the student discovers that some of the students are indeed evil, but which one can he trust enough to team up with? Written by Ken McCary <kmccary@amaroq.ces.ncsu.edu>

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12 August 1978 (Hong Kong)  »

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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When the teacher's final student introduces himself to the Lizard, he refers to himself as number four when he is actually number 6. This surely is a goof with the dubbing. See more »

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Yang Tieh: Poison Clan Rocks the world!
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Referenced in Sparrow of Shaolin (2017) See more »

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To the Point!!
18 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

After reviewing this intense martial arts movie for the first time in nearly 18 years, I must say it did not lose any of its mysticism, nor any of its eye-popping martial arts action as I had remembered from my youth. The story of a dying martial arts instructor sending his "unfinished" pupil out to find the 5 past members of his Poison Clan, so they do not seek out a fortune which the master's friend keeps hidden. Afraid that his last pupil did not have enough training, he instructs him to befriend one of the five "venoms" so as to defeat the other four.

I can't say enough about the choreography or the camera work. A fine film in its own right and quite possible one of the best martial arts movies ever made. A CLASSIC!!


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