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Masked Avengers Review by Kim August

As the Venoms Mob filmography grew, Lu Feng employed a new weapon during the end fight which would reappear as the dominant weapon in future movies. Examples include the Sword (Life Gamble > Legend of the Fox), the Guan Dao (Shaolin Rescuers > Magnificent Ruffians)...

Laughing with the Shaolin Prince By Kim August

By the early 1980s, Ti Lung ruled the Hong Kong cinematic roost as its premiere swordsman. The actor's turn as Shaolin Prince's Dao Xing, a cloistered, Shaolin adept with a secret past, may not seem so out of character until you laugh at his trials...

Naval Commandos’ Song San as played by David Chiang

“No. I am Chinese.” Local Triad boss Song San works independently to thwart the invading Japanese in his beloved Shanghai. Song ultimately joins the titular group of Chinese military bent on driving the would-be usurpers out of their homeland. Martial / Weapons Skills: While Song knows some bare...

Magnificent Wanderers’ Chu Tie Xia as played by David Chiang

“So he’s after my money!”” A revolutionary hero pitted against the overlord Mongols; Chu does whatever he can to help his people. He may come across as a cultured member of high society, but in truth, this young man knows his priorities lie with the oppressed. Age:...

Shaolin Temple’s “Little Master” Man Yue as played by Chiang Sheng

“Entering the Alley doesn’t deserve death. There’s “U-Turn Road” in the alley. It’s to give people a chance to go back.” Age: Early Twenties Affectionately called Little Master by new and seasoned adepts alike, Man Yue is among Shaolin Temple's most loyal monks. Answering to the Great...