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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 Piao Pai ... Hung Hsi-kuan
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 ... 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 »

Company Credits

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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One Of His Best
28 March 2008 | by Johnboy1221See all my reviews

I am not a big fan of the Five Venoms movies, as in many cases they seem to lighthearted for my taste (Killer Army, Nine Demons), but this one, despite the silliness, acrobatics, and clowning around, is one of the exceptions to the rule, and that is due to the exciting fight sequences sprinkled throughout.

Just fast-forward through all the silliness, and watch the fights. You'll like it as much I did. The acting, choreography, sets, and new weapons are a joy to watch. Love the hand-held trident-like daggers! The final fight sequence is brutal, exciting, and interesting to watch, and all the actors do a great job in their roles, particularly the star of the film.

The Five Venoms didn't always score, but they certainly do this time. Highly recommended for those into the genre.


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