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Clan of the White Lotus (1980)

Hong Wending san po bai lian jiao (original title)
The monk Hung Wen-Ting fights against the evil priest White Lotus.

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Credited cast:
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Hung Wen-Ting
Lieh Lo ...
Priest White Lotus
Lung Wei Wang ...
Ko Chin-Chung
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Mei-Hsiao (as Ying Hung Wei)
Hou Hsiao ...
Personal Swordsman of White Lotus
Ching-Ching Yeung ...
Hu Hsiao-Ching (as Tsing Tsing Yang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shao-Hung Chan
Wing-Hon Cheung ...
(as Yung-Han Chang)
Miao Ching
Chi Cheng Ho
Pa-Ching Huang ...
White Lotus Abbot
Chi-Ho Lau ...
Shaolin student (as Chih-Hao Liu)
King Chu Lee ...
Hu Ah-Biao (as Ching Chu)
Fa Yuan Li
Hui Huang Lin ...
Hu Nai-Cheng
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The monk Hung Wen-Ting fights against the evil priest White Lotus.

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Clan of the White Lotus  »

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Trivia

Tiger-style kung fu, practiced and showcased throughout the film, is also called the "White Eyebrow system," based on the characteristics of the tiger, and was perfected by Taoist Priest Bak Mei. In some scenes in the movie, the Priest White Lotus seemingly cannot be touched or harmed. Legend tells that Priest Bak Mei trained so thoroughly that blows to his body and strikes by weapons actually caused little or no injury. See more »

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Pai Mei: You all think you can escape. Go for your lives. Go on, run.
[Priest White Lotus suddenly stops fighting 5 anti- Qing members]
Pai Mei: Run away! Run away. Go on!
[the 5 stunned men begin leaving]
Pai Mei: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. DOWN.
[they drop dead in their tracks]
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Follows Executioners from Shaolin (1977) See more »

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Women's kung fu and acupuncture among the skills highlighted
8 May 2001 | by (Bronx, NY) – See all my reviews

FISTS OF THE WHITE LOTUS (aka CLAN OF THE WHITE LOTUS, 1980) has a standard kung fu storyline of a student forced to learn different kung fu styles in order to defeat the superior skills of a villainous master who killed his brother and other family members. This simple structure, however, allows for a succession of expertly staged kung fu bouts and imaginative training scenes featuring some of the genre's top-ranked performers.

Gordon Liu (MASTER KILLER) stars as the student. Kara Hui Ying Hung (MY YOUNG AUNTIE) co-stars as his sister-in-law who teaches him women's kung fu styles, a soft response designed to counter the opponent's hard blows. (She makes Gordon learn embroidery at one point.) Their training scenes together are quite graceful and laced with humor and give the impression of an elegant dance team at work. After Gordon's use of women's kung fu fails to defeat his enemy, he turns to another teacher to learn an acupuncture-based style which targets an opponent's pulse points, a technique which finally does the trick.

Lo Lieh (FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH) plays the white-haired villain and is credited with the film's direction. The great Wang Lung Wei plays one of Lo's henchmen and fights Gordon early in the film. Lau Kar Leung choreographed the fight scenes, but his directorial touch is evident throughout the film, which closely recalls his own EXECUTIONERS FROM SHAOLIN (1977), which has a similar structure and also features Lo Lieh as a white-haired villain.


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