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Avenging Warriors of Shaolin (1979) More at IMDbPro »Jie shi ying xiong (original title)

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Release Date:
24 March 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »
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The Blood Soaked Fists of Friendship. See more »
Plot:
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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Kung Fu legends: The Venom Mob
 (From Den of Geek. 10 December 2016, 5:32 AM, PST)

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Cast

  (in credits order)
Jason Pai Piao ... Hung Hsi-kuan
Feng Lu ... Kao Chih-chung
Meng Lo ... Chun Ah-Chin
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ... Ying Cha-Po (as Chui Kuo)
Chien Sun ... Chu Tsai
Sheng Chiang ... Han Chi
Li Wang ... (Introducing)
Tat-Wah Cho ... Chun's Teacher (as Ta-Hua Tsao)
Hsiang Huang ... Mr. Yang (Guest star)
Kuan-Chung Ku
Hsiung Yang
Tai-Ping Yu
Jan-To Tam (as Chen-Tung Tan)
Huang-Hsi Liu
Shen Chan ... Master Chou Cheng
Chih-Ching Yang ... Restaurant Owner
Nan Chiang ... Huang
Miao Ching
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hsi Chang
Hui Chi Chen
Hung Chen
Tien-Chu Chin
Kin Ping Chow
Yu Fang
Ming Fung
Kwok Wing Ha (as Kuo-Yung Hsia)
Yu Lung Hsiao ... Fang Shih-yu
Chia-Liang Huang
Yu-Lun Huang
Ping Ko
You-Hsing Lai
Ta Lei
Chuo-Kun Liang (as Tso-Kun Liang)
Chih Tai Lin
Tsun Liu
Gwa-Pau Sai
Chun-Te Tai
Wai Man Tam (as Wei-min Tan)
Ying Tan
Wei Hao Teng
Ching Ho Wang
Paul Wong (as Kun Wang)
Wing Tat Woo (as Yung-Ta Hu)
Chi Yang

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

Produced by
Mona Fong .... producer
 
Original Music by
Yung-Yu Chen 
 
Cinematography by
Hui-Chi Tsao 
 
Film Editing by
Hsing-Lung Chiang 
Yen Hai Li 
 
Art Direction by
Johnson Tsao 
 
Makeup Department
Yen-Lien Peng .... hair stylist
Hsu-Ching Wu .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lieh Chen .... production manager
Nai Pin Tsai .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yu-Wen Chen .... assistant director
Sheng Chiang .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Yu Lai .... props
Ping Wei Liu .... props
 
Sound Department
Ping Kuang Hsu .... sound recordist
 
Stunts
Sheng Chiang .... stunt coordinator
Feng Lu .... stunt coordinator
Robert Tai .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fen Chen .... lighting technician
Ying-Chuan Kuan .... lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chi-Yu Liu .... costumer
 
Other crew
Ching-Peng Liu .... production assistant
Run Run Shaw .... presenter
 

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Also Known As:
"Jie shi ying xiong" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Shaolin Rescuers" - Hong Kong (English title), USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
Hong Kong:110 min | West Germany:83 min
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Certification:
West Germany:18 (heavily cut)

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The Venoms aid the Shaolin fugitives, 25 May 2001
Author: Brian Camp from Bronx, NY

AVENGING WARRIORS OF SHAOLIN (aka SHAOLIN RESCUERS, 1978) is an above-average entry in the series of kung fu films starring the group of actors known as the Five Venoms (KID WITH THE GOLDEN ARM, KILLER ARMY, DAREDEVILS OF KUNG FU, TWO CHAMPIONS OF SHAOLIN, etc.). Four of the Venoms operate as a team here while the fifth is the lead villain. Like several of director Chang Cheh's earlier films, this one follows the aftermath of the burning of the Shaolin temple and the travails of the fugitives and their Manchu pursuers. Although the most famous character-Fong Si Yu-is briefly glimpsed early on, the main focus here is on Hung Si Kwan (who was often paired with Fong Si Yu in earlier films).

Hung Si Kwan (played by Jason Pai Piao) hides out in a town where he is sheltered by the four good Venoms who all hold down regular jobs. Kuo Chui works as a waiter; Lo Mang makes bean curd; Sun Chien works in a dye factory; Chiang Sheng works for a traveling opera troupe. Each of the four practices their kung fu in the context of their daily work, e.g. Kuo Chui (aka Philip Kwok) uses rice bowl and chopsticks as weapons, a technique taught by his father (seen in flashbacks) who trained him to use anything at hand as weapons. The practice scenes are all quite clever and laced with humor. The entire film is shot inside the Shaw Bros. studio.

There's a big fight at the end in which Hung Si Kwan and the four Venoms take on fifth Venom Lu Feng and his four Manchurian henchmen in an all-out battle in which the combatants use a variety of weapons. The Venoms are always exciting to watch in action, especially when most of them work as a team. While this may not rank with their best films, it's nonetheless a worthy entry in the Venoms' large, but short-lived, body of work.

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