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Fists of the White Lotus (1980)

Hong Wending san po bai lian jiao (original title)
The monk Hung Wen-Ting fights against the evil priest White Lotus.

Director:

Lieh Lo

Writer:

Tien Huang (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chia-Hui Liu ... Hung Wen-Ting
Lieh Lo ... Priest White Lotus
Lung Wei Wang Lung Wei Wang ... Ko Chin-Chung
Kara Wai ... Mei-Hsiao (as Ying Hung Wei)
Hou Hsiao Hou Hsiao ... Personal Swordsman of White Lotus
Ching-Ching Yeung Ching-Ching Yeung ... Hu Hsiao-Ching (as Tsing Tsing Yang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shao-Hung Chan Shao-Hung Chan
Wing-Hon Cheung Wing-Hon Cheung ... (as Yung-Han Chang)
Miao Ching Miao Ching
Chi-Chang Ho Chi-Chang Ho
Pa-Ching Huang Pa-Ching Huang ... White Lotus Abbot
Chi-Ho Lau Chi-Ho Lau ... Shaolin student (as Chih-Hao Liu)
King Chu Lee King Chu Lee ... Hu Ah-Biao (as Ching Chu)
Fa Yuan Li Fa Yuan Li
Hui Huang Lin ... Hu Nai-Cheng
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Storyline

The monk Hung Wen-Ting fights against the evil priest White Lotus.

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Taglines:

Deadly Needle Kung Fu Against The Invincible Armor of White Lotus!

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

1 January 1980 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Clan of the White Lotus 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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Trivia

In Executioners from Shaolin (1977)the white-haired leader Pai Mei was killed, so when the studio was going to make a sequel, it decided to create the character of a twin brother, a classmate of the slain Pai Mei, who enacts revenge for his death. See more »

Quotes

Pai Mei: I don't want you to die in here. Ruining my sacred chapel, and my home. I'll make sure you die somewhere else. You'll die slowly after my Hundred- Pace Palm!
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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) See more »

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31 December 2009 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Another churned out Hong Kong production by the Shaw brothers in what can be seen as a Kung Fu cult classic starring the likes of Gordon Liu and Leih Lo as the priest white lotus in colourful performances. The story follows that Shaolin students being released from prison, to only be hunted down by members of the white lotus clan. Survivor Hong Wen-Ting seeks revenge against the priest white lotus for killing his best friend and his fiancé

For me there's something nostalgic about the sub-genre, which always brings a smile. Fun, brash and exciting all rolled into one. "Clan of the White Lotus" spends a lot of time either on the masterfully shot and heart racing choreographed martial arts involving the many attempts to take the priest white lotus' life and that of Hong Wen-Ting constantly training to change and strengthen his fighting style to do so. While frequently violent and bloody, it stays rather comical. These tend to be around the training and the constantly amusing charades involving the White Lotus and Hong Wen-Ting. Lieh Lo also directs; crafting out eccentric set-pieces with precision and impressionable images clocking in with creative slow-motion and detailed backdrops. The only thing is that a uniformity pattern starts to work its way in.


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