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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Chia-Liang Liu 
Produced by
Li Hua Chen .... executive producer
Mona Fong .... producer
Run Run Shaw .... executive producer
Ka Hee Wong .... producer
Cinematography by
Tao An-Shun 
Film Editing by
Hsing-Lung Chiang 
Yen Hai Li  (as Yen-Hai Li)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yau Man Chan .... assistant director
Ke Ming Lin .... assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Wai-Hap Fong .... still photographer
Other crew
Hou Hsiao .... fighting instructor
King Chu Lee .... fighting instructor
Chia-Liang Liu .... fight choreographer

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Also Known As:
"Pi li shi jie" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Hong Kong:90 min
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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)See more »


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Quick note on a late-era Shaw Brothers spectacle, 7 October 2012
Author: petep from Naperville, IL

So, I liked the film, but it was a very frustrating experience. I love Liu Chia-Liang, I really do. And I liked Gordon Liu returning to the role from the first film. And Lily Li is always good. But I HATED the main character of Fang Shiyu. I get that a lot of these movies had that wild, uncontrollable, disobedient young hero, but this one went too far and I was actively rooting for his death. I'm not going to say this was actor Hou Hsiao's fault. Good lord was he a great fighter. I just think it's hard for a character like that to be likable to me. You know who always did it just right for me? Alexander Fu Sheng. He mastered that kind of role. And I guess since I liked the two early 90s Fong Sai-Yuk movies with Jet Li, I thought he did that particular character well. But I just wanted to rip my hair out here! AHHHHHHH!!!! But, some super smooth action, some great group fighting scenes towards the end, and I always feel it's a treat when Liu Chia-Liang gets in front of the camera for one of his own movies. So I'd still recommend this for fans of the genre/era.

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