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Shaolin Martial Arts (1974)

Hong quan yu yong chun (original title)
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

Writers:

Cheh Chang, Kuang Ni
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sheng Fu ... Li Yao
Kuan-Chun Chi ... Chen Pao-yung
Yi Ling Chen ... Lin Chen-hsiu (as Irene Chen Yi-ling)
Chia-Hui Liu ... Ho Chen-kang
Man-Tzu Yuan ... Ah-Hui
Ka-Yan Leung ... Pa Kang
Lung Wei Wang ... Yu Pi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tien Lung Chen
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Nan Chiang ... Ying-Jao 'Eagle-Claws' Wu
Tao Chiang
Yi Feng ... Yen Tung-ting
Hark-On Fung
Hsia Hsu
Ha Huang
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When the ruling dynasty in China sends soldiers to destroy the Shaolin Temple, students use their martial arts to defend the school.

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Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

3 August 1974 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Shaolin Martial Arts See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The story of Pei Mei as well as many of the real martial art techniques from Kill Bill 1 & 2 were first seen on screen in this film. The techniques used are close to Gordon Liu's heart as many are attributed to having been developed by his ancestors. See more »

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Referenced in Invincible Shaolin (1978) See more »

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A Defining Kung Fu Film?
9 December 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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

Having now seen more than a handful of "kung fu" movies, I am starting to see Chang Cheh as the definitive director of the 1970s, or at least among the top tier. His work is very much what I think of with the generic sort of film. And, from what I understand, this film was one of many that was a big inspiration on Tarantino's "Kill Bill". I believe that.

This is simple film at its best. The sets are not elaborate, but the focus is really just the fights and a touch of humor. The character development is mild, as it should be. This is not an individual struggle, after all.


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