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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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Directed by
Cheh Chang 
 
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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 
 
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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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Hong Kong:110 min | West Germany:83 min
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
One Of His Best, 28 March 2008
Author: bellybutton1221@yahoo.com from Texas

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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