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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, ... See full summary »
An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. ... See full summary »
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 »
I liked this movie a lot... There's not much I can say that hasn't already been covered by Brian Camp. He covered everything, maybe more than you needed to know.
I thought it was great that he mentioned Lau Yuk-Pok (aka Liu Yu-Po, aka Liu Yu-Pu). He's right, she wasn't in a lot of films. For those who are searching for a little more info about her, i'll input the best I know of.
She was born in Taiwan on May 3rd 1963. She joined Shaw Brothers at their invitation in the 80's and played in "Winner Takes All", "Rolls, Rolls, I Love You", "Shaolin Prince", "Shaolin Intruders", "The Weird Man", "Portrait in Crystal", "Secret Service of the Imperial Court", "New Tales of the Flying Fox", "Butcher", "Thunderclap" and "Qin Yong (aka A Terra-Cotta Warrior)". She returned to Taiwan in 1985 after finishing "Qin Yong", and started a career in TV drama. Later she married Chang Chien-Chung, who worked in an advertising agency, and eventually emigrated to the United States.
In 1991, they gave up their careers to become missionaries. In 2001, she became a writer and published two books about herself as a mother and a patient (I would assume "cancer patient" but cant find a definite answer). She died on May 11th 2009. There's some commentary on the Celestial DVD edition of Shaolin Intruders about her.
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