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House of Traps (1982)

Chong xiao lou (original title)
A team of skilled fighters navigate a house rigged with an array of ingenious and deadly traps.

Director:

Cheh Chang

Writers:

Cheh Chang (screenplay), Kuang Ni (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Feng Lu ... Hua Chong - the Butterfly
Li Wang ... Deng Che
Tien Hsiang Lung ... Shen Zhong Yuan
Chien Sun ... Yan Chun Min
Siu-Ho Chin ... Bai Yu Tang - the Rat
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ... Zhi Hua - the Black Fox (as Kuo Chui)
Ke Chu Ke Chu ... Lu Fang - the Sky Rat
Sheng Chiang ... Jiang Ping - the River Rat
Tien-Chi Cheng ... Xu Qing - the Mountain Rat
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fei Ai ... Prince of Xiang Yang
Hsi Chang
Lien-Ping Chang Lien-Ping Chang
Hung Chen Hung Chen
Te-kai Chen Te-kai Chen
Bing-Chuen Cheung Bing-Chuen Cheung
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A team of skilled fighters navigate a house rigged with an array of ingenious and deadly traps.

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13 November 2000 | by gemstemSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on videotape. The copy of this film is terrible. Most of the time, I couldn't read the dialogue or saw what was going on. The most intriguing thing about the movie, as the the title suggest, is the house itself. Apparently, some royal king decided it would be best to hide a valuable artifact in a house filled with traps. Not only with bodyguards of swordsmen but with grounds that popped out with long spears and stairs that chopped off legs. The artifact is on top level of the house. I still don't get why anyone who knows about the trap insist on going up that way. Why couldn't they just go on top of the house and drop in from there like Tom Cruise did in Mission Impossible 2. The only reason to see this movie are the traps but you have to sit around for a long time to see that. It could've been more interesting if I knew what the characters were talking about. I couldn't tell why they were fighting each other. Anyone who has a better copy of this please tell me where they got it.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

9 January 1982 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

House of Traps See more »

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Shaw Brothers See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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