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Release Date:
24 March 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Directed by
Cheh Chang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cheh Chang 
Kuang Ni  writer
Nai Pin Tsai 

Cinematography by
Hui-chi Tsao 
 
Film Editing by
Hsing-Lung Chiang 
Yen Hai Li 
 
Art Direction by
Johnson Tsao 
 
Makeup Department
Hsu-Ching Wu .... makeup artist
 
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Robert Tai .... action director
 

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Also Known As:
"Jie shi ying xiong" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Avenging Warriors of Shaolin" - USA
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Runtime:
Hong Kong:110 min | West Germany:83 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Better than the usual kung fu flick, 11 December 2010
Author: drystyx from United States

This is better than the usual kung fu flicks. It is more about the characters than about the action.

Like the other good kung fu films, it involves an isolated faction, in this case one that is determined near the end of the film, in a showdown with another fixed group of antagonists.

The heroes here are total working class heroes, and are quite convincing in character. Sure, we get the same hokey stunts of people jumping 40 feet straight up, but what makes this watchable is that we can follow the characters, even though too many of them look too much alike.

The film introduces our heroes one at a time, and one doesn't appear till near the end. It is the story of three working class men who spend their spare time in improving their martial arts skills.

It is a fun film, and doesn't fall into the trap of simply showing too many acrobatics. There is actual dialog, and an actual story, though we have the usual loss in translation. Still, we get the gist of the story, because we can follow the characters.

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