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Kung Fu Invaders (1974)

Fang Shi Yu yu Hong Xiguan (original title)
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

Writers:

Cheh Chang (screenplay), Kuang Ni (screenplay) (as I Kuang)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kuan Tai Chen ... Hung Hsi-kuan
Sheng Fu ... Fang Shih-yu
Hsin Fang Hsin Fang ... Wang San-Mei
Hark-On Fung ... Hsiang
Mu Chu ... General Che Kang (as Chu Mu)
Yi Feng ... Mai Hsin
Yen Tsan Tang Yen Tsan Tang ... Nien Shui-ching
Ching Wong ... Teh (as Ching Wang)
Nan Chiang ... Ho
Chi Chin Wu Chi Chin Wu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuan Chen ... Tibetan Lama fighter
Ti-Ko Chen
Tien Lung Chen ... Extra
Kent Cheng
Yi-Hsiung Chi
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Storyline

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.

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Action | Drama | History

Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

19 January 1974 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Kung Fu Invaders See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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American TV version is less violent and features the fight scenes in black and white. See more »

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The flick that started it all...
21 August 2007 | by petersgowSee all my reviews

I have to disagree with the above poster. This is the first of the Hung Gar movies, the flick was a big hit, and helped change how fight scenes were directed in Hong Kong. Before this film, with the exception of Bruce Lee, who was very athletic, most action films were either wanna be Bruce Lee clones- Bruce Liang, Li, Le, etc, with some occasional guys with good kicks etc, or clumsy Gang style knife fights- "Duel" "Vengeance" "Boxer from Shantung". The stars would throw flailing punches and kicks, and some how, with out any kind of skill, defeat an army of guys. Instead of trying to get a guy to look like a JKD stylist (i.e. combining boxing and Karate, not kung fu) they scrapped it for this much more classical style of fighting. Highly choreographed and unrealistic, at least it looked good. It's a movie, it's supposed to look good. As far as the "5 venoms" movies go, that was actually more of a Western Cult movie. At the time that came out, Jackie Chan was starting to break box office records, and the Shaw Brothers were getting beaten out by Golden Harvest and the TV serials.


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