Gordon Liu Chia-hui reprises his famous Monk San Te role as he tries to support and protect Shaolin her Fang Shih-yu who purposely attacks corrupt Ching officials. Fights by legendary action director Liu Chia-liang are to die for.
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To avenge his parents, Lao kidnaps the daughter of one of the men who betrayed his father in hope of luring him out. Through the process of defeating his minions Lao befriends a one-handed ... See full summary »
Cheng Tai-Nan (Kara Hui) is an honest and faithful servant of a dying patriarch who wants nothing more than to protect his vast wealth from his selfish, conniving nephew, Yung-Sheng. ... See full summary »
When you combine "Kung-fu" Liu Chia-liang with the greatest kung-fu film character of all time, Huang Fei-hung, you get one of the finest "pure" kung-fu films ever made, with martial arts mastery in every scene.
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 »
Gordon Liu portrays a Buddhist monk who abandons his post at a Buddhist temple when the temple is attacked by Japanese troops during World War II. After he leaves the temple, he takes on ... See full summary »
This film shows the aesthetic's of what modern Kung Fu movies are about and where inspiration for movies such as Kill Bill come from. Very cool movie, i enjoyed it, and you need to watch movies for what they are. I have only seen the original Chinese version with subtitles but I believe there is also a dubbed version similar to the film the 5 Deadly Venoms, another great Shaw Brothers Film, and actually makes for cool voices. These types of films have a distinct style and are the inspiration for many filmmakers and also musicians such as the Wu-Tang Clan. This along with many other films may not be enjoyed by all but need to be seen for what they are, and that may not live up to today's Hollywood expectations. But I think great films don't need to be restricted by those expectations.
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