MASKED AVENGERS
CHA SHOU
1981, AGFA, 92 min, Hong Kong, Dir: Chang Cheh

When a trident-wielding gang known as the Masked Avengers terrorizes the countryside, Chiang Sheng and his martial arts students vow to hunt them down. Reformed Avenger Phillip Kwok offers assistance - but there is a double agent in their midst. Featuring many familiar faces from the Venom Mob and an amazingly choreographed final battle in a booby-trapped temple, this unusually dark and bloody actioner is one of the best Shaw Brothers films of the 1980s.


FIVE DEADLY VENOMS
WU DU
1978, AGFA, 98 min, Hong Kong, Dir: Chang Cheh

The film that launched generations of kung fu acolytes, a popular film series and a few thousand rap songs, this iconic film will also have KILL BILL fans experiencing serious déjà vu. Five skilled martial arts students - the Centipede, the Scorpion, the Lizard, the Snake and the Toad - are mysterious, masked disciples of a clan leader whose dying wish sends his favorite student off to find out whether they intend to carry on for good or evil. The climactic five-way battle is the stuff of legend.


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