MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,587 this week

Five Element Ninjas (1982)
"Ren zhe wu di" (original title)

7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 1,059 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 14 critic

A young martial artist seeks revenge on the Ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher. He finds help in the form of a new teacher (who knows Ninjitsu) and new brothers. Together... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 03 Feb 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 17 Sep 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 31 Oct 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 01 Jan 2014
 
a list of 43 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Five Element Ninjas (1982)

Five Element Ninjas (1982) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Five Element Ninjas.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Sheng Fu, Lily Li
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An aging martial arts expert is gifted a plaque from the Emperor declaring him the Kung Fu World Champion. Unsure of whether or not be is deserving of this title, he embarks on a journey to defeat the 7 Grandmasters.

Director: Joseph Kuo
Stars: Yi-Min Li, Jack Long, Mark Long
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens it's existence.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Yung Chan, Tiet Wo Chu, Sheng Fu
Dirty Ho (1976)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A prince enlists a thief to serve as his bodyguard to protect him from assassins.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Yue Wong, Chia-Hui Liu, Lieh Lo
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two martial arts schools prepare for an important tournament.

Director: Chang-Hwa Jeong
Stars: Lieh Lo, Ping Wang, Hsiung Chao
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Hwang Jang Lee is a corrupt Ming guard who frames John Liu for murder. A wanted fugitive, John hides out with a teen who is an expert in the infamous Iron Armor technique, a technique that ... See full summary »

Director: See-Yuen Ng
Stars: John Liu, Jang Lee Hwang, Chiang Wang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Yu Wang, Chiao Chiao, Chung-Hsin Huang
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three North Shaolin teachers (Lu Feng, Chang Sheng, and Sun Chien) are called on by the Manchus to teach their soldiers and are urged to challenge the current South Shaolin teachers. They ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Lu Feng, Sheng Chiang, Chien Sun
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Kuan-Tai Chen, Lo Lieh, Wang Yu
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Shaolin Mantis (Orig. Tang lang) is a 1978 Shaw Brothers film directed by Lau Kar-leung. Starring David Chiang and Liu Chia Hui. Shaolin Mantis tells the story of a man who learns martial arts by observing a praying mantis.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: David Chiang, Lily Li, Chia Yung Liu
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The monk Hung Wen-Ting fights against the evil priest White Lotus.

Director: Lieh Lo
Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Lieh Lo, Lung Wei Wang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Five students escape from the destruction of their beloved Shaolin Temple...now each must take revenge and train in their own seperate fighting styles...they will become The Five Shaolin Masters!!

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Sheng Fu
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Tien-chi Cheng ...
Shao Tien-hao
Tien Hsiang Lung ...
Brother Li
Meng Lo ...
Shi Shang
Wai-Man Chan ...
Chin Tien Chun (as Hui-Min Chen)
Pei Hsi Chen ...
Mr Kang
Li Wang ...
Lien Mu
Ke Chu ...
Kwon Hon
Tai-Ping Yu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shen Chan
Yung Chan
Kuo Chao
Hung Chen
Yiu-Sing Cheung ...
(as Yao-Hsing Chang)
Kin Ping Chow
Siu Loi Chow
Edit

Storyline

A young martial artist seeks revenge on the Ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher. He finds help in the form of a new teacher (who knows Ninjitsu) and new brothers. Together the four pupils face the Five Element Ninja challenge: Wood, Earth, Gold, Water, and Fire. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Five complete elements, one surviving ninja, what could possibly go wrong?

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 April 1982 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Chinese Super Ninjas  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in The Super Ninja (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fast paced kung fu action
27 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

For a seventies/eighties era kung fu film, its good. It has interesting costumes, weapons, and action. It is the best Shaw Bros. film I have seen so far. This film is jammed packed with fights and never has a dull moment. The only thing bad about it is some moments where the wirework was unbelievable.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I don't get it... Maverick-72
Super Ninjas = Cult Classic TorontoCinaphile
terrible dvd transfer... chrisparson82
DVD release? jdk789
What is the name of the women who played Zenchi salahfoster
New Blu Ray release smanmike
Discuss Five Element Ninjas (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?