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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
Ching Tien ... 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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A fight for vengeance ends in death!

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

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Followed by Fists of the White Lotus (1980) See more »

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Be patient.
7 February 2010 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

I had only just watched "Clan of the White Lotus" a month or two back, which could be seen (well in my eyes) as a more accomplished rehash of this particular period martial arts enterprise. Nonetheless the similarities in the story's structure (which is hard to pass by) doesn't matter because the Shaw Brothers and director Chia-Liang Liu along with actor Lieh Lo as the Kung Fu Master Pai Mei and minor cameo by Chia Hui Liu makes this one very enjoyable, downright flamboyant and utterly unique cult martial arts feature with a good sense of humour abound and dashing action. Pai Mei had just killed a Shoalin priest and surviving students led by Hung Hsi Kuan (ably acted by Kuan Tai Chen) vow vengeance for their master's death and that of fellow students. And it's no rush either. As Hung happily marries a strong-minded lady (a perfectly pitched Lily Li) who's well developed in the crane-style fighting and has a son while spending many years perfecting the skills and stamina of the tiger-style fighting before taking on master white brow. Cheng Kang-Yeh provides a cheeky performance as one the Shoalin students and Wang Yu is quite good as the grown up son. The pacing can be rather bumpy (especially in the leisured midsection concentrating more on the trivial aspects in the character dramas that hold the narrative), but when it came down to the atypical fighting it was excitingly displayed with verve-like camera-work working around the smooth, but tough choreography with numerous, long encounters. Maybe repetitive but never dull, although the ending is a little disappointing in the way it just seems to finish hastily.


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