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Chiang Shen (writer)
Li Min Hsu (writer)
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18 January 1973 (Hong Kong) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Hua Chung ... Prince Hsin Ling-chun
Fan Hsia ... Lady Ju Chi
Pin Chang ... Chu Hai
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shen Chan ... Prince of Wei
Ti-Ko Chen
Tien-Chu Chin ... Wei General Chung
Miao Ching ... Chin Emperor
Ming Chiu
Yun-Kin Chow
Yao Ko Chu
Pin Ho
Yun Tai Ho ... Pai Chi
Teresa Hsia Ping ... Lady Ping Yuan-chun
Hsia Hsu
Yu Hsu
Liu Hung ... Po Chi
Wen Chung Ku ... Hou Lei
En Lai
Chun Fai Lau
Chiu Lee
Han Cheng Li ... General Han
Hao Li ... Wei minister
Kuang Li
Wen-Chou Li
Yunzhong Li ... Lord Yu of Chin
Chiang Lo
Chi Lu
Wei Lu ... Wei minister
Kuang Ouyang ... Wei Ching
Ai Lien Pan
Lao Shen ... Royal courier Lin Neng
Lan Sun ... Royal courier Pao
Tien Hsi Tang ... Kung Sun-chi
Te Hsiang Teng
Li Tung ... General Pai Li-hao (as Kang Hua)
Tsai Pao Tung
Hsieh Wang ... General Chin Pi
Kuang Yu Wang ... Nankung Fei
Yuan-Shun Wu
Chih-Ching Yang ... Su Kao
Pao Chin Yeh
Bolo Yeung ... General Tung Gou Chung (as Yang Tze)
Brandy Yuen
Cheung-Yan Yuen (as Hsiang-jen Yuan)
Shun-Yee Yuen
Yat Chor Yuen

Directed by
Chiang Shen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Li Min Hsu  writer
Chiang Shen  writer

Produced by
Runme Shaw .... producer
Original Music by
Fu Liang Chou 
Fu-Ling Wang 
Cinematography by
Yung Sheng Chou 
Shao-Yung Tung 
Film Editing by
Hsing-Lung Chiang 
Art Direction by
Ching-Shen Chen 
Makeup Department
Yuen Fang .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yung-Li Chen .... assistant director
Li Min Hsu .... assistant director
Sound Department
Yung-Hua Wang .... sound recordist
Cheung-Yan Yuen .... stunt coordinator
Woo-Ping Yuen .... stunt coordinator (as Yuen Ta-an)

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Also Known As:
"Dao bing fu" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Hong Kong:84 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Former Cathay leading man Pin Chang took over the lead role of the dashing knight Chu Hai from Shaws leading man Yi Chang who went on to sign with the upstart Golden Harvest studio after his contract with Shaw Brothers expired mid-shoot.See more »


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Women - the heroes behind the scene, 19 June 2015
Author: ckormos1 from United States

A curious thing about Shaw Brothers movies is that when they played in theaters the average ticket buyer was a married woman between the ages of 34-65. I cannot imagine myself sitting in a theater in Hong Kong watching "The Venoms" and being the only guy in the audience in the 1970s. Before the golden age of martial arts movies a common theme was the suffering self-sacrificing female protagonist who often went to her death or worse endure life-long torment to do the right thing, whatever that might be. This movie is a throwback to those days. I would not recommend this for the average kung fu movie fan though it does have a respectable amount of action. It is certainly not action driven but female sacrifice driven. I liked it respecting that context.

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