When a ruthless Premier Hu Wei Yung, writes a self-incriminating letter that ends up in the wrong hands (the delicate but deadly hands of the lovely Su Lin), he will stop at nothing to get ...
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Two rivaling families live on opposite sides of a river. One of them practices Shaolin kung fu and has only sons, while the other has only daughters and practices the Wu-Tang sword. The ... See full summary »
Complicated mix of Chinese history and myth, where old Shaolin friends find themselves on different sides, one a Ching general, and the other faithful to Ming. Deception is used as well as ... See full summary »
During the Manchurian invasion of China, the son of the Ming Dynasty General takes refuge in the Shaolin Temple to learn martial arts, so that he may seek revenge for his dead father. But ... See full summary »
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.
Excellent martial arts film directed by ace director Joseph Kuo. Wai Chi (Cheung Nick), who learns the 8 Gods fist to revenge the death of his father to some cruel badly wigged guys played by Hwang Jang Lee and Bolo Yeung.
When a ruthless Premier Hu Wei Yung, writes a self-incriminating letter that ends up in the wrong hands (the delicate but deadly hands of the lovely Su Lin), he will stop at nothing to get it back. Premier kidnaps Miss Lin's father and she risks everything to free him. She poses as a male guard to access the castle where he's being held ; aided by General Lu, they find and rescue the...
The Shaolin Kids (aka The Shaolin Death Squad) 1977....
I'm surprised that the reviews aren't screwed up here. There are a few movies (as usual) that can be mixed up in the reviews.
Asian Cinema Guy and InjunNose have it right talking about henchmen taking "golden pills" and "an evil premier who wants to overthrow the ruler", but, james86 mentions Jet Li (which is hilarious) because this movie was made in 1977 and Jet's first movie (Shaolin Temple) was in 1982. James86 is talking about "Shaolin Temple 2: Kids from Shaolin" from 1984 (aka Kids from Shaolin) which indeed has Jet Li but shouldn't be reviewed here. Once again an easy mistake to be made.
There's another movie that I thought would be mistaken here called "Shaolin Death Squads" from 1976 starring Polly Kuan, Carter Wong, Lung Fei and Cliff Lok which could easily get screwed up unless you look at the directors. Both of these movies can be found with the title "Shaolin Death Squad".
This movie was enjoyable.... I give it a 6
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