Revenge of the Shaolin Master (1979)

Marketed as part of the Wu Tang Collection Revenge of the Shaolin Master is a classic example of Old School Kung Fu. AsianMoviePulse ranks it #39 out of 100 great Kung Fu films. I must agree that it is a great film.  The plot, as most of the films of this type, is about revenge and justice and corrupt officials. However I didn’t find the movie boring in the least.

The version I rented was dubbed in English and had no subtitles.  Dorian Tan Tao-Liang does some impressive martial arts and I enjoyed watching his spear work. The Amazing Corey Yuen is suppose to be an extra in the film but I couldn’t spot him. I enjoyed Chang Fu-Chien’s character the most.  If you get a chance to watch this film then I would recommend that you do so.  It is very entertaining.

Director: Lo Chen

Action Director: Yuen Wo-Ping (The Magnificent Butcher, True Legend, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Wing Chun, The Grandmaster)
Action Director: Yuen Cheung-Yan (Have Sword, Will Travel, The Web of Death, The 7 Grandmasters, Once Upon a Time in China)

Dorian Tan Tao-Liang (The Hand of Death, Shaolin Deadly Kicks, Snake Crane Secret ) as Lin Chen Hu – head of the escort service turned rebel
Chan Sing (Have Sword, Will Travel, The Wandering Swordsman, Iron Fisted Eagle’s Claw) as Marshall Yun Ting
Lung Fei (A Touch of Zen, One-Armed Boxer, The Idiot Swordsman) as Chin Piao
Chang Fu-Chien (Flying Swallow, Swordsman Adventure) as Shao Yun Ting
Liu Shan (The 18 Bronze Girls of Shaolin, The Swift Shaolin Boxer) as Lin Chen Hu’s sister
Tsai Hung (One-Armed Boxer, Five Shaolin Masters, The Brave Archer) as Chin Chu
Corey Yuen Kwai (Fong Sai Yuk, Zu: The Warriors from the Magic Mountain, Red Cliff) as Bandit/Guard – I know he was just an extra but we are talking about Corey Yuen legendary director, action director and brother to Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao.

Rotten Tomatoes Review


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