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Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
"Hong Wending san po bai lian jiao" (original title)

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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:
Siu Hung Cham
Wing-Hon Cheung ...
(as Yung-Han Chang)
Miao Ching
Chi Cheng Ho
Pa-Ching Huang ...
White Lotus Abbot
King Chu Lee ...
Hu Ah-Biao (as Ching Chu)
Fa Yuan Li
Hui Huang Lin ...
Hu Nai-Cheng
Ke Ming Lin
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The monk Hung Wen-Ting fights against the evil priest White Lotus.

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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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Hong Wen-Ting: I find acupuncture is a good cure and also, it's a deadly weapon on nerve centers. My only problem is memory.
Ah- Chang: Huh. You think that's so hard? Not easy being your guinea- pig, either.
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Follows Shaolin Abbot (1979) See more »

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Kung-Fu from the Shaw Brothers, Including the "Feminine" Kind!
21 July 2012 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

Shaolin kung-fu practitioners and brothers Wu and Hung (Gordon Liu) attack and kill the merciless Pai Mei; they and other Shaolin disciples are jailed, but their release is ordered because "the people" want them to be free. However, Pai Mei's even more merciless brother White Lotus (Lo Lieh) has other ideas; he kills off many members of the Shaolin Temple, including Wu and Hung's girlfriend, leaving Wu's pregnant wife Mei-Hsiao (Kara Hui) and Hung as practically the only members of Shaolin left to avenge the deaths. But Hung can't defeat White Lotus with a combination of the tiger and crane kung-fu moves that he and his brother used to defeat Pai Mei; instead, it is up to Mei-Hsiao to teach him feminine kung-fu techniques, the styles of embroidery and acupuncture. Will those be enough to defeat the evil White Lotus, or must Hung pay the price that his brother and their people did? Kung-fu movies, particularly those of producers the Shaw Brothers, don't really require much in the way of close attention to the plot, as the plot primarily exists to move the characters from one fight sequence to another. And the sound effects accompanying those fights are just sublime! Gordon Liu and Lo Lieh were international stars of the form, prior to the advent of Bruce Lee even; and ironically, in Tarantino's "Kill Bill Vol. 2," Liu plays Pai Mei, the character his character in this film kills off at the beginning of the movie, setting the story in motion. FantAsia 2012 was lucky enough to locate the last surviving celluloid copy of this classic film, complete with garbled English subtitles and faded-to-red colour scheme (the result of the passage of years, not an intentional part of the film), and as long as you check your logical brain in at the door, it's a hoot to watch, 30-odd years on!


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