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.
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 »
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 »
The following content was provided by the publisher: In Shanghai, police are baffled by a cunning thief known as "The Lizard", a modern day Robin Hood who steals from the corrupt upper ... See full summary »
Kwok Kuen Chan,
Tien Lung Chen
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 »
A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all of her Japanese martial arts family by issuing a challenge to her that is misinterpreted ... See full summary »
Brave Archer and His Mate is the fourth in a series originally starring international favorite Alexander Fu Sheng as master martial artist Kuo Tsing. Kuo Chui is the new hero who is out to ... See full summary »
Tien Hsiang Lung,
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok
The golden age of kung-fu film's first superstar Jimmy Wang Yu (even before Bruce Lee) wrote, directed and starred in his classic favorite of a noble young martial arts student who won't ... See full summary »
When director Chang Chen found new talent and blood with "The Five Venoms" actors, most of which were trained in the highly acrobatic Chinese opera and well versed with exotic martial arts ... See full summary »
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok,
Oddball supernatural martial arts film from Cheh Chang
A monk returns from he grave with supernatural powers to fight the wicked and corrupt men who killed him. Directed by the great Cheh Chang, I was a little disappointed with film that turned out to me more of a Chinese ghost story than a martial arts film. There are certainly fight sequences and they are decent, but nowhere as good as Chang's heyday with the Venom Mob. I think the fight scenes suffered by the inclusion of too many supernatural elements (flying, transforming, disappearing, etc.), and combined with not so great of special effects, really tweaked the film. If you're wanting a supernatural martial arts film, stick with films by producer Tsui Hark who took western quality of special effects and mixed them with eastern martial arts to a much better effect than what you get here. Still, this film is certainly worth watching for fans of Chang.
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