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Cha shou (1981)

R | | Action, Drama | December 1982 (USA)
Philip Kwok (Lizard venom) plays a repentant killer who vows to destroy the masked gang of which he was a member. A young fighter and his martial arts brothers (incl Chiang Sheng, venom ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ...
Kao Yao / former #2 (as Kuo Chui)
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Chang Chung (as Hsiao Hau Chien)
Sheng Chiang ...
Ke Chu ...
Liang Yung / new #2
Feng Lu ...
Li Wang ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yung Chan
Hsi Chang
Kuo Chao
Hung Chen
Te-kai Chen
Kwok Wing Ha ...
(as Kuo-Yung Hsia)
Li-Fen Han
Yu Lung Hsiao ...
(as Yu Hsiao)
Chia-Liang Huang
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Philip Kwok (Lizard venom) plays a repentant killer who vows to destroy the masked gang of which he was a member. A young fighter and his martial arts brothers (incl Chiang Sheng, venom student) come to the town to catch the killers, but one of them is not to be trusted! Written by Anonymous

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Hidden Death! Unmasked Terror! In a New Kung Fu Style

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December 1982 (USA)  »

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The Masked Killers  »

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Eat your heart out Iron Man.
1 July 2016 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

If your knowledge of Avengers movies begins and ends with the exploits of Captain America and company, you really should check out The Masked Avengers: they haven't got 'superpowers' as such, but their moves are just as awesome, and all executed without the aid of millions of dollars of CGI.

The film follows a group of highly trained martial artists dedicated to hunting down a gang of vicious masked killers for hire whose weapon of choice is the trident. After tracking the masked assassins to the town of Jingyang, the brave fighters find themselves attacked and killed one-by-one. Will they uncover the identities of the gang's three leaders (whose golden masks come with fancy coloured beards) and make them pay before it is too late? Of course they will…

To be honest, there are just a few too many very similar characters to keep track of to make this a wholly satisfying martial arts classic, but with so much impressive kung fu, and lots of bright red blood (gory impalements and slashing aplenty), the film still qualifies as an essential slice of Shaw Brothers chop-socky madness.

After much mystery and murderous martial arts mayhem, the whole thing boils down to an absolutely stunning showdown between the baddies and the surviving good guys (who get a little help from an ex-leader of the gang turned hero, played by Philip Kwok), the fantastic finale taking place at the villains' booby trapped temple, which comes equipped with acid jets, arrow traps, and deadly spiked doors.


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