A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Bai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom ... See full summary »
Director Chang Cheh reunites the Five Venoms in his second biggest cult hit in the West. It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy.
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Jason Pai Piao
Here in 10 TIGERS you will find almost all of the major Chang Cheh stars, Venoms, Fu Sheng, and the incredible Ti Lung, whom I believe is one of the best actors to ever come out of the East. But all the Shaw Bros great are on display in 10, and director Cheh is able to immediately establish a bizarre juxtaposition within the usual hero-villain conflict. The usual dynamic of the five Venoms is flip-flopped; here, you get to see Philip Kwok and Lo Meng, popular good guys, act like vicious thugs (accidentally), and my personal favorite Lu Feng, always a henchman usually, as a strong hero (all too brief).
The plot is broodingly dark, as a group of young Kung Fu students is stalked and murdered by two Ching assassins. The five students, trying to figure out why, relate the story of their fathers' adventure to save a famous Chinese revoluntionary, years before. Known by legend as "10 Tigers," the students' fathers risked their lives and homes to save the political figure. The two assassins have come to gain revenge for the murder of Wei Pei's government hunter, who attempted to capture the revolutionary.
The final confrontation between the surviving "sons" of this political intrigue is a supremely violent, bloody affair culminating in a gruesome final image. A well-made film, with much humor from Kwok, Sheng and Meng. Though not Shaws' best, well worth seeing.
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