Three refugees become sworn brothers during a war. One (Kuo Chui/Philip Kwok) works in a whore house, one (Chiang Sheng) in a gambling house, and the other (Lo Mang) in a martial arts ...
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Starring kung-fu comedienne Wang Yu, a kid on a mission of justice, this film features plentiful ripsnorting martial arts by Jackie Chan's kung-fu classmates Yuen Hua and Yuan Pin, and Shaw... See full summary »
Yuan Ying Fei is the descendant of the one known as Golden Sword and himself is a master of the technique as well as being boss of the town. He is so a cruel man and has killed his sparring... See full summary »
Director Chang Cheh reunites the Five Venoms in his second biggest cult hit in the West. It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy.
Three North Shaolin teachers (Lu Feng, Chang Sheng, and Sun Chien) are called on by the Manchus to teach their soldiers and are urged to challenge the current South Shaolin teachers. They ... See full summary »
"Godfather of the kung-fu film", Chang Cheh, made this treasured and beloved adventure featuring a sword, training manual, treasure map and a secret message. The kung-fu which ensues is as impressive as it is glorious.
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok,
Tien Hsiang Lung
This tale of hidden treasure and a young wushu warrior in the Valley of Villains is considered among the best from director Chu Yuan and celebrated author Ku Lung. Making the production ... See full summary »
The heroes pose as gun dealers and acrobats in order to get close to the bad guys so they can avenge the death of one of their brothers. In the end they lock the bad guys in a warehouse for a final battle to the death.
When director Chang Chen found new talent and blood with "The Five Venoms" actors, most of which were trained in the highly acrobatic Chinese opera and well versed with exotic martial arts ... See full summary »
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok,
Three refugees become sworn brothers during a war. One (Kuo Chui/Philip Kwok) works in a whore house, one (Chiang Sheng) in a gambling house, and the other (Lo Mang) in a martial arts school. They become embroiled in the war and are betrayed by one's mentor.Written by
Dr. Craig D. Reid in his book "The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies of the 1970's" writes that "...every film has its moments." That is true here. Cut to about 24 minutes in for the fight at the casino. Think back to all the old time movies where you saw a crowded dance floor. Enter our guy and girl and they start dancing up a storm. Yes, just like the scene in "It's a Wonderful Life". The crowd stops dancing and circles around to watch the two best dancers. In this movie there is a brawl in the casino. Two of the Venoms start displaying good kung fu. Little by little the other fighters notice the class act going on center stage and stop fighting to watch two guys who really know their chops. I love it! Who was the genius that thought of this scene? Thank you for that moment.
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