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Five Deadly Venoms

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1978
  • Chang Cheh
  • 97 mins
  • 18

Summary

The dying master of a powerful clan dispatches his last student Yang Tieh on a mission to check on the activities of five former pupils he fears may be using their abilities for evil purposes. However, they are all masters of a specific martial arts style, while Yang Tieh barely has a grounding in each, and they are living under assumed identities in locations unknown. Martial arts adventure, starring Chiang Sheng. In Mandarin.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

A moribund kung fu master sends his young protégé Yang Tieh (Chiang Sheng) to spy on five former students, whom he suspects are using their skills for evil, in this atmospheric clash-of-styles classic from the Shaw Brothers' stable. Each of the five - the Scorpion, Centipede, Snake, Lizard and Toad - possesses a cache of poisonous superhero-like gimmicks, which Yang must learn to combine if he is to stand any chance of success. The film was such a hit that its stars were reunited for a stream of subsequent productions, making this the first, and arguably the best, outing for the so-called Venom Mob.

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Credits

Cast

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YangChiang Sheng
ScorpionSun Chien
LizardPhillip Kwok
ToadLo Meng
SnakeWei Pai
CentipedeLu Feng

Crew

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DirectorChang Cheh

Details

Languages
Chinese
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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