7.0/10
230
7 user 4 critic

Shaolin Prince (1982)

Shaolin chuan ren (original title)
R | | Action, Comedy | January 1982 (USA)
As the names of Chang Cheh and Liu Chia-liang became legendary, all-too-often the name of their equally valued collaborator, Tang Chia, is omitted. That may be,because, unlike the previous ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Three men, crippled by an evil warlord, become friends and learn kung fu with the help of an old teacher and his idiot pupil.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Kuan-Tai Chan, Feng Lu, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Assassin Chang and his brother Hung meet up with a soldier, Mu. Together, they form a small mountain army, but when Hung's wife arrives, emotions swell, and Mu leaves for the army. After ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Kuan Tai Chen
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 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
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Director Chang Cheh reunites the Five Venoms in his second biggest cult hit in the West. It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Chien Sun, Meng Lo, Feng Lu
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly as he travels on a soul-searching journey. He comes to the aid of a seemingly... See full summary »

Director: Chung Sun
Stars: Sheng Fu, Lung Ti, Feng Ku
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: Feng Lu, Sheng Chiang, Chien Sun
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 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
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, Yue Wong
Heroes Two (1974)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Hung escapes Shaolin after the temple is attacked by the Ching, only to be jailed with the help of Fang (also of Shoalin) who mistakes him for a bandit. Fang must now help Hung escape so they can challenge the Ching together.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Sheng Fu, Hsin Fang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When the ruling dynasty in China sends soldiers to destroy the Shaolin Temple, students use their martial arts to defend the school.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi, Yi Ling Chen
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Shaolin Temple is the last place to resist defeat by the Manchu Dynasty, mostly because of their unique fighting style. Men from far and wide come to wait outside the temple, hoping ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi, Lung Ti
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After defeating The Long-Armed Devil and his armies, our nubbed hero has been living in retirement as a farmer, but circumstances causes him to come out of retirement and take on The Eight ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Yu Wang, Chiao Chiao, Chia Essie Lin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lung Ti ...
Tao Hung
Derek Yee ...
Wu Tzu-tai
Jason Pai Piao ...
Lord 9
Feng Ku ...
Premier
Fei Ai ...
Emperor
Kuan-Chung Ku ...
Puppet Emperor
Yu-Po Liu ...
Miss Hsia
Chia Tang ...
(Guest star)
Hoi Sang Lee
Feng Kuan
Hui Huang Lin ...
Holy Fool Wu Ming
Kwok Kuen Chan ...
Holy Fool Wu Chu
Tau Wan Yue ...
Holy Fool Wu Li
Tao Chiang
Shen Chan ...
Abbot
Edit

Storyline

As the names of Chang Cheh and Liu Chia-liang became legendary, all-too-often the name of their equally valued collaborator, Tang Chia, is omitted. That may be,because, unlike the previous pair, the veteran kung-fu choreographer only went on to direct three movies of his own. Of course, that makes this trio all the more special, and this first effort perhaps the most special of all. It may be an eye-filling, mind-bending martial arts tale of two royal princes battling for the rightful recovery of the throne, but it's also a party, where Tang invites two cinematographers, three editors, and no less than five other choreographer friends to almost literally shoot the works. The results are kung-fu configurations not only never seen before, but never even imagined! Written by Adam Egre <degre@waun.tdsnet.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Master Executioner...The Dragon of Death!

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

January 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shaolin Prince  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At no point do any ninjas actually appear in the movie. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Crazy action plus the Shaolin Monk Three Stooges
23 January 2006 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

An oddity from fighting choreographer turned director Tang Chia. The man behind the fighting scenes of many a Shaw Bros. production turned to directing at the end of his career, this being his first and apparently the only one released in the U.S. If this film is any indication Tang Chia's taste ran to the fantastic.

The film starts like a standard period piece but soon with the introduction of the Fire General, who shoots flames and explodes things, and the Water General, who swims under water and has a Mickey Mouse voice, the film settles into it's groove. The infant Crown Prince, hidden from the evil 9th Lord, is adopted by three crazy monks who are imprisoned in a detention pavilion at the Shaolin Temple for twenty years.

Gimmick weapons, lots of wire work, a fighting wall of hoop wielding monks and more are here. Not a great film but done with a lot of humor and enthusiasm. The final fight scene is about as strange as these films get. Good fun.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Shen Chan - what happened? ckormos1
Discuss Shaolin Prince (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?