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Killer Clans (1976)

Liu xing hu die jian (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 20 March 1976 (Hong Kong)
Two clans compete for dominance over the martial arts world in this classic of violent swordplay and political intrigue. A complex tale of deception and double crosses. Killer Clans leaves ... See full summary »

Director:

Yuen Chor (as Chu Yuan)

Writers:

Long Gu (novel) (as Lung Ku), Kuang Ni (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fei Ai
Shen Chan ... Roc Society chief's right hand man
Ping Chen
Kang-Yeh Cheng
Shao-Lin Chiang ... Da-shou party guest
Yuet-Sang Chin
Li Ching
Miao Ching
Yun-Kin Chow
Norman Chu ... (as Shao Chiang Hsu)
Mei Sheng Fan
Hark-On Fung
Ping Ha
Hsia Hsu
Lun Hua
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Two clans compete for dominance over the martial arts world in this classic of violent swordplay and political intrigue. A complex tale of deception and double crosses. Killer Clans leaves viewers guessing every step of the way. Masterful fight choreography from Yuen Cheung Yan (Yuen Clan member and brother of Yuen Woo Ping) and Tong Gaai fills the screen with bloody sword fighting and imaginative weaponry, delivering both great drama and fantastic martial arts. Written by The Shaw Brothers Classic Collection

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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sanitised version of story but a feast for the eyes
10 September 2016 | by lesparastuSee all my reviews

This film was adapted from a very dark novel and was "sanitised" - perhaps to make it more family friendly or for those seeking some not- too-intellectually/emotionally-challenging escapism. As such the motives and actions of the characters will not always make sense. Despite the plot-holes, this film was fun to watch. The artificial sets are beautiful to look at and there are clever and creative contraptions in the designs. The leading man and lady lacked "screen presence" in this version. In fact, they were wooden, bland and unconvincing (after taking into account the drastic oversimplification of their characters). The supporting actors did a better job. An entertaining way to pass some time.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

20 March 1976 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Clanes asesinos See more »

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Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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