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The Web of Death (1976)

Wu du tian luo (original title)
Thanks to such filmmakers as choreographers Tang Chia and Yuen Cheung-yan (brother of Matrix master Yuen Woo-ping), this battle between Scorpion, Snake, and Centipede sects to create the "... See full summary »

Director:

Yuen Chor (as Chu Yuan)

Writer:

Kuang Ni (as Kuang)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hua Yueh ... Fei Ying Hsiung
Lieh Lo ... Snake unit chief, Lu Shen
Li Ching ... Hung Su Su
Feng Ku ... Master Wen Kung
Hsieh Wang ... Venom chief Hung
Chien Yu ... Venom chief mistress
Chung Wang ... Fei Ying Chieh (Guest star)
Lily Li ... Fan Chiu Hsin (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fei Ai
Shen Chan ... Centipede unit chief
Chi-Hung Chang Chi-Hung Chang
Hao Chen
Mei Hua Chen Mei Hua Chen
Tien Lung Chen
Chok Chow Cheung
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Storyline

Thanks to such filmmakers as choreographers Tang Chia and Yuen Cheung-yan (brother of Matrix master Yuen Woo-ping), this battle between Scorpion, Snake, and Centipede sects to create the "Five Poison Web" makes for a first class action film.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

28 October 1976 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Web of Death See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is a direct remake of 1967's "Shen jian zhen jian hu" ("The Thundering Sword") released a decade earlier. See more »

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Remake of Shen jian zhen jiang hu (1967) See more »

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Entertaining Chu Yuan mind-boggler
8 December 2003 | by daustinSee all my reviews

Not the best Chu Yuan I've ever seen, but quite fun. The sets and costumes are great - the acting is fine but nobody is outstanding. Personal favorite - the Centipeded leader and his excellent metal centipede shield weapon.

Basic Plot - Lo Lieh, a member of the 5 Venom Clan plots to regain their powerful ancient artifact, the 5 Venom Spider (a tarantula that emits elephant roars, and a sound approximating the noise that every Bond villain's lair makes when the self-destruct switch is activated). Assorted heroes and renegade Venom Clan members must work together against Lo Lieh and several 3's Company-esque misunderstandings.

Not as good as Chu Yuan's masterpieces starring Ti Lung, but worth a watch.


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