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Shaolin Rescuers (1979)
"Jie shi ying xiong" (original title)

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Two friends who long to be heroes join the fight against a Ching warlord and his students. They get help from a Kung Fu student and a rebel. They also save Hung Si Quan's life.

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Shen Chan ...
Master Chou Cheng
Hsi Chang
Hui Chi Chen
Hung Chen
Nan Chiang ...
Huang
Sheng Chiang ...
Han Chi
Tien-Chu Chin
Miao Ching
Tat-wah Cho ...
Chun's Teacher
Kin Ping Chow
Ming Fung
Kuo-Yung Hsia
Yu Lung Hsiao
Hung-ta Hu
Chia-liang Huang
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Two friends who long to be heroes join the fight against a Ching warlord and his students. They get help from a Kung Fu student and a rebel. They also save Hung Si Quan's life.

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Avenging Warriors of Shaolin  »

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One Of His Best
28 March 2008 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I am not a big fan of the Five Venoms movies, as in many cases they seem to lighthearted for my taste (Killer Army, Nine Demons), but this one, despite the silliness, acrobatics, and clowning around, is one of the exceptions to the rule, and that is due to the exciting fight sequences sprinkled throughout.

Just fast-forward through all the silliness, and watch the fights. You'll like it as much I did. The acting, choreography, sets, and new weapons are a joy to watch. Love the hand-held trident-like daggers! The final fight sequence is brutal, exciting, and interesting to watch, and all the actors do a great job in their roles, particularly the star of the film.

The Five Venoms didn't always score, but they certainly do this time. Highly recommended for those into the genre.


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