Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms (1978)
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Critic Reviews for Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms
Some of the most memorable classics of old school Hong Kong martial arts revenge movies are built on gimmicks and this one is a doozy...
Audience Reviews for Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms
Surprisingly funny and sometimes overtly gory kung-fu story about 4 guys all made handicapable by the same evil kung-fu master. The evil master became a big meanie after someone killed his wife and "dearmed" his son, so you kinda feel for the guy. The extended fight scenes are excellently choreographed and demonstrate a lot of acrobatic skill.
Even less plot than an average martial arts flick, but some really well choreographed, acrobatic extended fights. Some interesting fighting props, as well. The very last fight is underwhelming - everyone just seems like they're tired and want to stop - but it's pretty short and the fights leading up to it are fun.
Chang Cheh and the venoms create one of their most memorable films. Fantastic stunts, great premise, the usual revenge story but gone the extra mile. A must see.
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