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THE VENOM INSIDE: NIHILISM AND HOPE IN THE FIVE VENOMS

“You ask me when we can stop. [Laughs.] I might as well tell you now. You will keep doing bad things. Once you start, there’s no end…forever and ever.”   The Five Venoms, also known as The Five Deadly Venoms, remains one of the most iconic...

BEFORE THE CAMERA: LIFE GAMBLE

Alexander Fu Sheng was a remarkable actor, having, at different times, been referred to as the Bob Hope, or Jimmy Cagney, or even the James Dean of Hong Kong. He was equally adept as a lecherous comic, a pugnacious, wise-cracking hero, or as a brooding...

The Shaw Super-Hero Showdown: Yang’s Escort vs The Chi Sha Gang

When you have a shipment of gold there’s bound to be some conflict. When viewing Chang Cheh’s superhero-like masterpiece The Kid with the Golden Arm we are treated to the ultimate showdown between good and evil. Make no mistake this is no ordinary scuffle; this...

Crippled Avengers: Graceful And Acrobatic Action With A Twist

Director: Chang Cheh Starring: Chen Kuan-tai, Philip Kwok, Chiang Sheng, Lo Meng, Lu Feng, Sun Chien Chang Cheh made so many excellent movies it is almost ridiculous. From the One-Armed Swordsman to the Five Element Ninjas, he delivered movies that demand repeat viewing. With his intense...

The Venom Mob Superstars: Chiang Sheng

江生 / Chiang Sheng BIOGRAPHY A Taiwanese originally named Chiu Kang-sang, he was born in 1951. His family was too large and his parents could not take care of all the children, therefore he was sent to the Fu Sheng Opera School in Taipei, Taiwan. Chiang Sheng met his lifelong...

The Venom Mob Superstars: Sun Chien

孙建 / Sun Chien BIOGRAPHY Originally named Sun Jian-yuan, Sun Chien was born in 1955 in Taiwan. He lost both parents while young, and was brought up by his two sisters.  He practiced Tae Kwan-Do in the military and as a result many sources report him as...

The Venom Mob Superstars: Lu Feng

儲陸峯 / Luther Chu / Lu Feng BIOGRAPHY Originally named Chu Qi-xue with the Anhui lineage, Lu was born in 1956 in Taiwan. At the age of 8, he learned martial arts at the army-affiliated Junior Lu Guang Drama School. He then applied his skills as a stuntman...

The Venom Mob Superstars: Lo Meng

罗莽 / Lo Mang / Lo Meng BIOGRAPHY Born in Hong Kong on July 23, 1956, Lo Meng is a fan favorite who starred in Shaw Brothers kung fu movies during the latter part of the 70s and into the 80s. Lo joined the film industry in 1976, and soon caught renowned kung...

The Venom Mob Superstars: Kuo Chue

郭追 / Philip Kwok / Kuo Chue BIOGRAPHY Born in Taiwan on October 21, 1945, Kuo is also known as Philip Kwok. Originally an agile circus acrobat, he entered the film business by chance. His performance in Boxer Rebellion caught the attention of director Chang Cheh, who invited...