A fearful and ruthless crime syndicate known as The Qi Sha Clan is terrorizing cities and towns across the Chinese empire. For years, the townspeople have been living in escalating fear under their ominous reign. The syndicate is controlled by Seven Chiefs that rule their own separate territory, and is infamous for their merciless ways. Not wanting to yield to their widespread terror, the Government assign their Minister of Crime Investigation Department to destroy them. Realizing that he is up against a callous syndicate of killers and as the mysterious leader of the organized gang has yet to be revealed, the Minister devises a plan to wipe out the gang from "within" by infiltrating his spy, whose identity is as enigmatic as the leader of the syndicate himself, into the Qi Sha Society. A few days after three of the Qi Sha Chiefs are killed in a confrontation with the Minister's agents and for reason of gaining control over their expanded territories, the mysterious syndicate leader ...
23 November 1979 (Hong Kong)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Sharing many of the same themes, "To Kill a Mastermind" was heralded by Shaw fans at the time as director Sun Chung
's high testosterone counterpoint to Cheh Chang
's Five Deadly Venoms
(1978) (aka "Five Venoms"). Both comparable scripts were penned the by the prolific pulp writer 'Ni Kuang'. See more