Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms (1978)





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In this classic martial arts adventure (which, incidentally, isn't actually a sequel to Five Deadly Venoms, though it features many of the same actors), Tu Tin-To (Chen Kuan-Tai) and his son (Lu Feng) are unscrupulous warlords drunk with power who will cripple anyone who crosses their path. Five men who have fallen victim to the violence of Tu Tin-To and his son band together -- a blind man (Phillip Kwok Tsui), a deaf-mute (Lo Meng), a man with no legs (Sun Chien), a man who has been rendered an imbecile through torture (Chiang Sheng), and a gifted kung-fu master. The master teaches the four maimed men deadly fighting skills, and they set forth to reclaim their village from Tu Tin-To's reign of terror. Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms, originally titled Can Que, was also released as Crippled Avengers. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama
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Chen Kuan-tai
as Tu Tin-To
Feng Lu
as To-chang
Meng Lo
as Wei
Chien Sun
as Kuei
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Critic Reviews for Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms

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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...

Full Review… | September 14, 2010
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Full Review… | March 10, 2003
Austin Chronicle

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.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour

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.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

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