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Executioners from Shaolin (1977)

Hong Xi Guan (original title)
A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Bai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom ... See full summary »

Director:

Chia-Liang Liu

Writer:

Kuang Ni
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kuan Tai Chen ... Hung Hsi-Kuan (as Kuan-Tai Chen)
Lieh Lo ... The White-Browed Hermit (as Lo Lieh)
Yue Wong ... Hung Wen-ting (as Wang Yu)
Lily Li ... Fang Yung-chun
Chia-Hui Liu ... Tung Chien-chin
Kang-Yeh Cheng ... Hsiao Hu
Tao Chiang ... Kao Chin-Chung
Tien Ching Tien Ching ... Wang Yeh (Royal Chieftain)
Lao Shen ... Fang's Uncle
Hai-Shen Lai Hai-Shen Lai ... Rev. Chih Shan Chan
John Cheung ... Shaolin Pupil (as Chang Wu-liang)
Chiu Lee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hoi Sang Lee ... Monk Chi San
Chia-Liang Liu ... 3-Sectional Staff Fighter
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Storyline

A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Bai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom trains him in crane style while he secretly learns tiger style from his father's training manual. Written by BeTheBuddha (dragonflyrivers@yahoo.com)

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Taglines:

A fight for vengeance ends in death!

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

16 February 1977 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Executioners of Death See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Wu Tang Clan sampled the dubbed version of this on their song "Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin To F*ck With". See more »

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All blood seen in the movie is a much lighter shade of red than real blood. See more »

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Lesson in styles on screen
23 February 2003 | by dj_ramjet99See all my reviews

Kung Fu movies always seem to refer to a bewildering array of styles. this film highlights the Tiger and Crane styles and you really can see the difference in the 2 approaches.

It gives a real insight into the idea of 1 style not being able to beat another because it's too rigid and inflexible and the practioner is not as good as his opponent, hence he WILL be beaten.

Apparently this movie is about the evolution of the Huang Gar fiststyle but I'm no expert so don't know much more than that!

Liu Chia Liang directs some great sequences, the earlier ones being better (the main fights between the father/son and the priest Pei Mei seem to automated to really flow smoothly)

Some really good acting as well let down by the usual rushed dubbing.

See it but would not buy it (go for Legendary weapons of kung fu/China for a classic movie)


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