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Five Element Ninjas (1982)

Ren zhe wu di (original title)
A young martial artist seeks revenge on the Ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher. He finds help in the form of a new teacher (who knows Ninjitsu) and new brothers. Together... See full summary »

Director:

Cheh Chang (as Chang Cheh)

Writers:

Cheh Chang (screenplay), Kuang Ni (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tien-Chi Cheng ... Shao Tien-hao
Tien Hsiang Lung ... Brother Li
Meng Lo ... Shi Shang
Michael Wai-Man Chan ... Chin Tien Chun (as Hui-Min Chen)
Pei Hsi Chen Pei Hsi Chen ... Senji
Li Wang ... Lien Mu
Ke Chu Ke Chu ... Chen Chun
Tai-Ping Yu Tai-Ping Yu ... Huang Fa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shen Chan
Yung Chan Yung Chan
Kuo Chao Kuo Chao ... Huang Han
Hui-Men Chen Hui-Men Chen ... Chien Yuan
Hung Chen Hung Chen
Yiu-Sing Cheung Yiu-Sing Cheung ... (as Yao-Hsing Chang)
Kin Ping Chow
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Storyline

A young martial artist seeks revenge on the Ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher. He finds help in the form of a new teacher (who knows Ninjitsu) and new brothers. Together the four pupils face the Five Element Ninja challenge: Wood, Earth, Gold, Water, and Fire. Written by Anonymous

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Five complete elements, one surviving ninja, what could possibly go wrong?

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

21 April 1982 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Chinese Super Ninjas 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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Alternate Versions

The broadcast version of the film edits the scene where the heroes rip the lead villain in half, making it look as if he is still in one piece, as well as an extra scene involving Tien-Hao and Shi Sheng speaking after the master's plan is discussed is deleted. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sparrow of Shaolin (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Vision of Fear
(uncredited)
Written by Edward Michael
Published by De Wolfe Music Ltd.
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Classic Kung Fu Ninja madness
4 July 2010 | by primevalsoupSee all my reviews

When the leader of a clan of elite Chinese warriors receives an invitation to a battle at five locations from the five elements ninjas he suspects a trap. Rightly so - when he caught one of the ninja's rings thrown to him by a disembowelled samurai he was poisoned and he knows he is now unable to use his kung-fu for 'about three months'. So, he considers the offer carefully but eventually decides to follow the elaborate instructions on the invitation to the letter. 90% of his best warriors are predictably ambushed and wiped out, including one being slain by the perverted 'earth' ninjas. What will happen next? Who cares. It will be funny.


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