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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
Kara Hui ...
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

The character Priest White Lotus was loosely based on the continuing Taoist character, Pai Mei. In real life, the Taoist Priest Bak Mei (translated to mean "White Eyebrows") is said to have been a large influence for the demise of Shaolin during the Qing Dynasty. See more »

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Pai Mei: [Hong Wen- Ting ambushing Priest White Lotus as he bathes on Dragon Boat Festival, gazes at the nude priest] You filthy swine, what are you staring at!
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Follows Shaolin Abbot (1979) See more »

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Good solid kung fu film
19 July 2005 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Lo Lieh directs himself in this serio-comic kung fu outing.The best part of the film is the way Lo Lieh and Liu Chia Hui interact and get into their larger than life roles. There's lots of mass killing and tragedy at the beginning but by the time the film ends the whole thing has become very comic. The way the evil White Lotus is defeated is one of the strangest scenes in kung fu cinema.

The pacing of the film is slower than comparable films from Liu Chia Liang, who provided the fight choreography here. While the first fight scenes are just average, the final fight scenes have his visual touch on them and it seems he may have directed them.

The whole film is very colorful in the restored Celestial Pictures DVD and I recommend finding that over the U.S. TV print that is around.


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