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Avenging Warriors of Shaolin (1979)

Jie shi ying xiong (original title)
Two friends who long to be heroes join the fight against a Ching warlord and his students. They get help from a Kung Fu student and a rebel. They also save Hung Si Quan's life.

Director:

Cheh Chang
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Pai Piao ... Hung Hsi-kuan
Feng Lu Feng Lu ... Kao Chih-chung
Meng Lo ... Chun Ah-Chin
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ... Ying Cha-Po (as Chui Kuo)
Chien Sun ... Chu Tsai
Sheng Chiang Sheng Chiang ... Han Chi
Li Wang ... (Introducing)
Tat-Wah Cho ... Chun's Teacher (as Ta-Hua Tsao)
Hsiang Huang Hsiang Huang ... Mr. Yang (Guest star)
Kuan-Chung Ku
Hsiung Yang Hsiung Yang
Tai-Ping Yu Tai-Ping Yu
Jan-To Tam Jan-To Tam ... (as Chen-Tung Tan)
Huang-Hsi Liu Huang-Hsi Liu
Shen Chan ... Master Chou Cheng
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Two friends who long to be heroes join the fight against a Ching warlord and his students. They get help from a Kung Fu student and a rebel. They also save Hung Si Quan's life.

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Five Kung Fu Masters on a Life or Death Rescue. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

24 March 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Avenging Warriors of Shaolin 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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Better than the usual kung fu flick
11 December 2010 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

This is better than the usual kung fu flicks. It is more about the characters than about the action.

Like the other good kung fu films, it involves an isolated faction, in this case one that is determined near the end of the film, in a showdown with another fixed group of antagonists.

The heroes here are total working class heroes, and are quite convincing in character. Sure, we get the same hokey stunts of people jumping 40 feet straight up, but what makes this watchable is that we can follow the characters, even though too many of them look too much alike.

The film introduces our heroes one at a time, and one doesn't appear till near the end. It is the story of three working class men who spend their spare time in improving their martial arts skills.

It is a fun film, and doesn't fall into the trap of simply showing too many acrobatics. There is actual dialog, and an actual story, though we have the usual loss in translation. Still, we get the gist of the story, because we can follow the characters.


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