See our picks. Title: Cai li fa xiao zi It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy. Gordon is a European businessman, dealing in import and export, who's looking for a good Five students escape from the destruction of their beloved Shaolin Temple Impetuous young martial arts master Kuan takes a job at a textile factory where another disciple of the revered Shaolin discipline warns him about the rival Manchu clan, who run another nearby mill.
The famous story of the Shaolin Temple's betrayal by the White-Browed Hermit, and the subsequent revenge by Shaolin firebrand Fang Shih-yu, is the stuff of legend.
It has been filmed many Two men, one a businessman skilled in Kung Fu, the other a kickboxer discover they are brothers, and together, both in and out of the ring, they must face a crime syndicate. One of the Two friends who long to be heroes join the fight against a Ching warlord and his students. They get help from a Kung Fu student and a rebel.
They also save Hung Si Quan's life. The final student of a dying martial arts master is instructed to locate the previous five students and defeat any evil ones among them. And, as with all the director's classics, one good hit deserves another, so 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 Three men, crippled by an evil warlord, become friends and learn kung fu with the help of an old teacher and his idiot pupil.
International favorite Alexander Fu Sheng cemented his stardom in this, the fourth film in his esteemed director's "Shaolin" series. Fu gives both a great dramatic and kung-fu performance as an honorable carriage driver who finds love and death when he battles particularly homicidal street punks. Written by Celestial Pictures. THis is certainly one of the best of the films by Chang Cheh just before he wondered off into Deadly Venom fantasy land - this is a film made for adults, despite it's genre status, dealing with themes painful to the Chinese, and not very pleasant to the rest of us.
Chang Cheh's behind-camera crew of the period is at the top of their form, and the film just looks good and feels right. But the focus of the film is Alexander Fu Sheng, and he is a real delight. I've seen him before, but never so charismatically riveting to look at, nor in so believable a performance.
Furthermore, his fight scenes are top notch, and, clearly traditional, somewhat ahead of their time although not in the credits of the version I have, almost certainly the work of Liu Chia Leung.
But Fu Sheng is so adept in them - and so glowing with youthful confidence - I seriously think he could have whipped Bruce Lee; certainly this film could have positioned him to be the fabled "next Bruce Lee" that Hong Kong directors searched for, had he lived longer. But at least we have this one undeniable classic from Fu Sheng supported by a team expert in the genre.
Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew.See our picks. The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, A young man, hounded by a psychopathic general, learns martial arts at the Shaolin temple to avenge his father's death.
To achieve this he forgoes a budding romance with his kungfu master's daughter, a shepherdess. Five students escape from the destruction of their beloved Shaolin Temple Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he is able to defend himself well with just his left arm, and kung fu techniques. That he A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style.
They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Bai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy. The final student of a dying martial arts master is instructed to locate the previous five students and defeat any evil ones among them.
Three men, crippled by an evil warlord, become friends and learn kung fu with the help of an old teacher and his idiot pupil. A noble swordsman, whose arm had been chopped off, returns to his former teacher to defend him from a villainous gang of rival swordsmen.
Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique. When the ruling dynasty in China sends soldiers to destroy the Shaolin Temple, students use their martial arts to defend the school.Its pace is leisurely, the story takes back seat to character, and the kung fu fireworks are mostly saved for the very end, but regardless, I was swept away by this great movie.
Apparently Chiang and Lung resented this, and shortly thereafter parted ways with Chang Cheh. I do feel a bit sad for the formerly-popular duo, though. Fu gets to show off his acting range in this one, as usual getting all the laughs in the comedic parts, and then proving his worth when it comes to the fighting. Here he plays Fong Sai-Yuk, a character he portrayed in a handful of other Chang Cheh movies made in the mids.
Chang Cheh juggles all of these acting groups very well for the most part, though as I said Fu Sheng takes predominance. The movie details the final days of the Shaolin Temple, as Manchu bastards plot its destruction. The monks only let them in once they realize that the imminent destruction of Shaolin would erase their style of martial arts from the world, so the more students the better. Fu Sheng and his pals are given menial jobs however, and only Chi Kuan-Chun is instructed in kung-fu.
Eventually they are accepted as students, and here the film juggles training sequences between the three groups. Fu Sheng resorts to learning kung fu on the fly from a masked master.
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Treachery is afoot in the Temple, as well, with Wang Lung-Wei and one of the monks scheming together to bring the Temple down from the inside. The two of them attempt to kill Fu and Chi, but with the assistance of Chiang, Lung, and Chiang Sheng our two heroes manage to escape.
This leads to the final battle, which is a tour de force of martial combat. The Manchu soldiers arrive, but mostly stand around outside and lamely shake their spears while their kung-fu masters Lu Feng among them storm the Temple and take on the monks in one-on-one combat.
But with all of the chaos and cutting to and from different fight scenes, the end battle is a bit overwhelming. Especially after the leisurely pace of the preceding hour-plus of story. Another problem is that the Temple is taken down too quickly. I guess they were beyond the budget. The violence level is toned down, with only the occasional spurt of blood from mouths or sword slashes.
I think there must have been a crackdown on cinema violence in the mids in Hong Kong, as this and other Chang Cheh movies of the era have suspiciously-minimal carnage. Set design on the other hand is as high as ever, though most of the action takes place in the Temple itself. Like I said, this movie shows a different side of the Chang Cheh experience. Instead of rushing to vengeance-fueled melees, he takes his time with the story, giving it a near-epic feel.
Shaolin Temple | aka Death Chambers (1976) Review
The guy was a great director, and the historical revisionism currently going on is bullshit. And Shaolin Temple is great. This movie leads directly into Five Shaolin Mastersa film directed by Chang Cheh and featuring most of the same actors save for the Venoms crew.The film opens with the chief Shaolin Monks realizing that time is not on their side and they must train more fighters to fight the Qings.
The monk Hai Hsien Shan Mao opposes this as he is secretly working for the court. Outside many men are sitting in front of the temple waiting to be accepted in, Fang Shih Yu Fu ShengMa Chao-hsing Tony Liu and others, as the temple tests the will of potential students by making them wait outside for days, eventually the two are accepted in for "training".
Fang Shih Yu becomes frustrated immediately as Shaolin methods of teaching martial arts are rather obscure, although Ma Chao-hsing begins learning the five animal styles from the start. The three are eventually accepted and begin their obscure training. Tsai Te-cheng learns the wing chun style from a strange female monk and Hu Te-ti learns the iron whip.
The Qing scheme to destroy Shaolin. Hai Hsein returns to Shaolin looking to recruit more traitors to set up the temple for a raid. All the accepted students become close friends and proficient in their kung fu, except for Fang Shih Yu who is unknowingly learning tiger boxing but is impatient.
He keeps getting into fights with Ma Fu Yi, who is disgruntled with being at Shaolin. A mysterious figure at night perhaps his friend Ma Chao-sing begins teaching Fang Shih Yu the tiger-crane style and he defeats Ma Fu Yi in a friendly spar. This sparks the curiosity of Hai Hsein as he takes Ma Fu Yi under his wing and recruits him as a traitor.
Things begin to go sour at the temple due to the treachery of Hai Hsein and Ma Fu Yi and it is eventually attacked by thousands of Qing soldiers, and an all-out battle occurs at Shaolin Temple with only eight Shaolin devotees escaping the ensuing massacre.
Edit Translation. MDL v5. Feeds Articles Trailers Watch Online. TV Shows. Top Actors Add New Person. Lists Forums Contributors. Edit this Page Edit Information. Buy on Amazon. Add to List. Ratings: 8.Watch the video. Title: The Blazing Temple The martial-arts action film 10 Brothers of Shaolin tells the tale of ten specially trained fighters, five monks, five laymen, who have been taught their skills in order to protect Master Rescued from his house as a child and sent to the Shaolin Temple, Chu Shiao Chieh learns the martial arts and the virtues of patience and mercy.
Upon reaching manhood, Chu sets out to Ah Chi Ka-Yan Leung is obsessed with the martial arts and, more often than not, his kung-fu clowning gets him into trouble. One day he gets into a fight defending the locals from a A old beggar from the woods secretly teaches Chien Fu kung fu as he can't afford regular classes and his "dad" doesn't want him fighting. He grows up, works as waiter and ends up fighting men from his town's crime syndicate.
Gordon is a European businessman, dealing in import and export, who's looking for a good The twin brother of the Silver Fox attempts to avenge his brother's death and get a hidden treasure using the 8 Diagram. It is up to one hero from the original and the brother of the 2nd original hero to stop him.
As China and Russia's governments are talking peace, traitorous agents on both sides seek war. Enter John Liu as a special agent sent to identify who the Russian traitor is and who his contact is within the walls of the Forbidden City. The Silver Fox killed Shao's parents and robbed from Sheng's palace. When each one fails to The master of a drunken fist is killed by a deadly snake fist duo in a major battle, so his only student flees and becomes a covert, expert fighter.
In an attempt to eliminate all possible nationalist fractions, the Ching Emperor Wong orders the destruction of the Shaolin Temple - considered the focus of anti-Manchurian resistance.
As the temple burns, the surviving Shaolin disciples vow to penetrate the Imperial Palace and take ultimate revenge on the tyrant. Written by Artemis The Shaolin Temple has burned to the ground in many movies but never in such a boring way. This version had all the star power and even a bit extra. Typically an all male cast, this version found room for Chia Ling but then didn't use her for any notable action sequences. The photography and costumes were at the highest level and that would be Shaw Brothers level.
I'll never know for sure but I suspect it might have been filmed on Shaw sets and in Shaw costumes rented out daily. The evil emperor even has kung fu skills and a sword proof armor under his gowns. Then they forgot to film any real action.
In the moment of heat, as the temple burns down, the head abbot holds a door open for about five minutes. He stands there holding the door open. Just stands there. If you are a fan of kung fu movies of the golden age then you must watch this movie. Do your duty and be done with it. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits. Technical Specs.Shaolin Temple a. It is one of the Shaolin Temple themed martial arts films and concerns their rebellion against the Qings, with an all-star cast featuring the second and third generations of Chang Cheh's stable of actors including David Chiang, Ti Lung, Alexander Fu Sheng and Chi Kuan-Chun, as well as cameo appearances by several of the actors that would later become collectively known as the Venoms mob.
The film serves as a pseudo prequel to Five Shaolin Masters. The film opens with the chief Shaolin Monks realizing that time is not on their side and they must train more fighters to fight the Qings.Shaolin Temple
The monk Hai Hsien Shan Mao opposes this as he is secretly working for the court. Outside many men are sitting in front of the temple waiting to be accepted in, Fang Shih Yu Alexander Fu ShengMa Chao-hsing Tony Liu and others, as the temple tests the will of potential students by making them wait outside for days, eventually the two are accepted in for "training".
Fang Shih Yu becomes frustrated immediately as Shaolin methods of teaching martial arts are rather obscure, although Ma Chao-hsing begins learning the five animal styles from the start. The three are eventually accepted and begin their obscure training. Tsai Te-cheng learns the wing chun style from a strange female monk and Hu Te-ti learns the iron whip. The Qing scheme to destroy Shaolin. Hai Hsein returns to Shaolin looking to recruit more traitors to set up the temple for a raid.
All the accepted students become close friends and proficient in their kung fu, except for Fang Shih Yu who is unknowingly learning tiger boxing but is impatient. He keeps getting into fights with Ma Fu Yi, who is disgruntled with being at Shaolin.
A mysterious figure at night perhaps his friend Ma Chao-sing begins teaching Fang Shih Yu the tiger-crane style and he defeats Ma Fu Yi in a friendly spar. This sparks the curiosity of Hai Hsein as he takes Ma Fu Yi under his wing and recruits him as a traitor. Things begin to go sour at the temple due to the treachery of Hai Hsein and Ma Fu Yi and it is eventually attacked by thousands of Qing soldiers, and an all-out battle occurs at Shaolin Temple with only eight Shaolin devotees escaping the ensuing massacre.
Theatrical Poster. Sir Run Run Shaw. Chen Yung Yu.
Shaw Brothers Studio.Here's our quick guide to the best family-friendly movies and shows you can stream right now. Watch now. Title: Shaolin Wooden Men A martial arts book, which Hsu Yin-Fung Jackie Chan carries, is being highly sought by various clans and gangs, but he is in pursuit of someone himself.
Mei Xing He is a local hero, as known as "Killer Meteors", his secret weapon makes him invincible. However, when Hua Wu Bin, another powerful local character seeks his assistance, Mei Xing He will face the deadliest challenge of his life. A local Kung Fu expert is hired to form a team of guards to escort an dying man to a doctor.
In order that they reach the doctor in time, they must pass through the "Stormy Hills", which After the execution of his family by a gang, Lei Shao-feng is spared by its afflicting leader who stands in the way of him becoming reunited with his love, as does a traitorous friend, who takes advantage of their predicament. Tong Huo-wan Jackie Chan seeks redress from the man responsible for his master's death, but becomes entangled in a feud between a local clan and gangsters.
A young man poses as "the Whip King" and collects the reward for a bandit he has seen killed by a famous bounty hunter.
He must now learn Kung Fu if he is to live up to this new persona and conquer the enemies he has inherited. A survivor of an attack on a rebel group opposing the Manchu invasion of China creates the Goose Fist fighting technique and tries for revenge on a traitor. Shing Lung Jackie Chan is a youngster, living in a remote village with his grandfather who teaches him Kung-Fu.
He keeps getting into fights, even though his grandfather warns him not to The adventures of a restless martial arts student called Dragon, who, while constantly pursuing a girl, gets involved in the affairs of a gang of thieves. Jackie witnesses his father's death by the skilled hands of a martial arts master with an unknown killing technique. Jackie vows to become a Shaolin monk and avenge his death, but soon finds that he's the chump of the class.
After befriending a variety of Shaolin Masters, each of whom teaches Jackie a particular style of kung fu drunken, killing, slippery snake, et ceteraJackie suddenly finds himself good enough to go give the beatdown to the one hundred "wooden men", who all Shaolin in this movie anyways have to beat to get the funky haircut.
Jackie then proceeds to go around laying the beatdown on everyone, but shows his humility and compassion at the end. Vowed to remain silent until his father was avenged, Dubbed "dummy" by the other students, he proved himself more than capable as a fighter. I remember the plot very well as it was one of my favourite Jackie Chan movies. The wooden men reference made me wonder if it was the same film and the synopsis from others here assured me it was. It may possibly have been that the company doing the packaging for the DVD I bought didn't translate the tile at all, they probably tried to use the cover picture to figure out the translation and got it totally wrong.
As usual, Jackie Chan is a master at injecting a little comedy into an otherwise, serious story. He also does all of his own stunts and often there is an out takes section at the end of his film showing, not only forgotten lines and such, but some ways his stunts have gone terribly wrong. He often pushes the limit of human capability with his stunts and pays for it with injuries.