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5 Masters of Death (1974)

Shao Lin wu zu (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | 1979 (USA)
Five students escape from the destruction of their beloved Shaolin Temple...now each must take revenge and train in their own seperate fighting styles...they will become The Five Shaolin Masters!!

Director:

Cheh Chang

Writer:

Kuang Ni (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Chiang ... Hu Te-Ti
Lung Ti ... Tsai Te-Chung
Sheng Fu ... Ma Chao-Hsing
Kuan-Chun Chi ... Li Shih-Kai
Fei Meng ... Fang Ta-Hung
Lung Wei Wang ... Ma Fu-Yi
Ka-Yan Leung ... Chien San (as Chia-Jen Liang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shao Chun Chang Shao Chun Chang
Yi Kuei Chang
Chin Hai Chen Chin Hai Chen
Shen-Lin Chen
Ti-Ko Chen
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Tao Chiang ... Chen Wen-yao
Wan Hsi Chin
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The story is simple (Shaolin vs. Manchu traitors), but the effect was anything but, as the screen's most charismatic action actors team with a legendary director and revered choreographers (Liu Chia-liang and brother Liu Chia-yung) for scenes of unparalleled power. Written by Celestial Pictures

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Action | Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong | Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

5 Masters of Death See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Smack!
5 December 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Five students escape from the destruction of their beloved Shaolin Temple...now each must take revenge and train in their own separate fighting styles...they will become The Five Shaolin Masters!! The film focuses on Shaolin's historic rivalries with the Qing Dynasty, and in fact this is made clear in the prequel, "Shaolin Temple" (1976). Trying to keep the films straight is a challenge in itself, especially considering how many name changes tend to happen.

Among the Cheh Chang films, this may have the most epic battles. I love the gimmicks of other films (such as the different "venom" styles), but here we have a great one-on-one fight that rivals anything you would see from Bruce Lee.


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