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24 March 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »
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 
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
Other crew
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
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
West Germany:18 (heavily cut)


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An excellent Shaw Brothers classic!, 12 August 2000
Author: ( from Oklahoma

As far as '70s kung fu movies are concerned, this film genuinely surprised me. There are well-choreographed fights scenes, bizarre weapons (including a pumpkin-shaped hammer), and a touch of comedy. This film doesn't spend too much time on mundane things like plot and characterization. Instead it is jam-packed with martial art sequences, including a 20 minute knock-down, drag-out, good-guy-vs-bad-guy finale. If you are a fan of such films like "Kid with the Golden Arm", "Five Masters of Death", and "Super Ninjas", I recommend finding a copy of this film.

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