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The Proud Youth (1978)

Xiao ao jiang hu (original title)



(story), (screenplay)

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Credited cast:
Yue Wong ...
Wai-Man Chan ...
Hao Chih-Ying (as Wei-Min Chen)
Chung Wang
Stanley Sui-Fan Fung ...
Lo Chao-Jun (as Shui-Fan Fung)
Feng Ku ...
Szu Shih ...
Szema Ying-Ying
Hui-Ling Liu ...
Lo Shou-Yi
Li Chuang ...
Lo Ying-Chi
Yun Ling ...
Shih Chung-Ying
Yung Henry Yu ...
Kao Yun (Guest star)
Wei-Ying Chen ...
Nun Hui Chi (Guest star)
Ching Tien ...
Szema Wu-Chi (Guest star)
Ying Ting ...
Madam Shih (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Kuen Chan ...
(as Kuo-Chuan Chen)
Shen Chan ...
Priest Zhishan of Taishan Clan


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Release Date:

30 March 1978 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Die Todeskammern der Shaolin  »

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2.35 : 1
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A reasonable intro to the genre
29 May 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Considering that this was made 30yrs ago, it holds up quite well. The quality of the DVD is very impressive. A film of this vintage is usually taken from an old print which is faded and scratched. Because it is a period Kung Fu flick it could almost pass for a recent production. (The wire work and lack of CGI give it away. Nevertheless, it's reasonable given the technology of the day.)

The twisty plots and sub-plots are typical of this genre. There's often the "Who's the actual bad guy denouement" and the clash of Good vs Evil. This film differs slightly in that it presents a lot of "Grey" to the mix.

The choreography is better than in most films of this genre, and the balance of action to story is good. The bonus here is a story which makes sense.

A Shaw Bro's Eastern can be likened to a John Ford Western.

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