South Shaolin vs. North Shaolin (1984)

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A crushing defeat leads a vengeful monk to improve his fighting skills and seek vengeance against the warrior who nearly took his life in a martial arts classic that proves even a monk isn't immune to the burning intensity of hatred. In the fighting chambers of the North Shaolin Monks, Cassanova Wong is a force to be reckoned with. Yet despite his mastery of the Five Animals Styles, internal chi, and various deadly weapons, Wong suffers a series of devastating blows at the hands of opponent Human Form Vulture Master. Upon recovering from his nearly fatal injuries, Wong makes a pilgrimage to South Shaolin to improve his short power distance and close combat skills before returning for a rematch against the powerful Vulture.
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/89/195989.jpg[/img] [font=Times New Roman][size=3]A recent law passed by the Chinese government requires monks who teach kung fu to their students to extend their knowledge to the military. The Northern and Southern Shaolin send masters to teach the local militia. The leader of the local Militia is not a fan of either Shaolin temple and pits them against one another. The leader is responsible for the death of six Southern Shaolin masters. The Southern temple believes the Northern Temple killed their masters. Three special students are sent away to combat the three Northern masters. A showdown of epic proportions that may result in the end of one temple is about to take place.[/size][/font] [size=3][font=Times New Roman] [/font][/size] [font=Times New Roman][size=3]“Your father is lazy; what he can do he sends to me so I can work.”[/size][/font] [size=3][font=Times New Roman] [/font][/size] [font=Times New Roman][size=3]Chang Cheh, director of Masked Avengers, Killer Army, Flag of Iron, Kid with the Golden Arms, Daredevils of Kung Fu, 5 Deadly Venoms, Crippled Avengers, and Brave Archer, directs Invincible Shaolin. Invincible Shaolin possesses a strait line story; however, the training sequences are outstanding, perhaps the best of any Venoms film. The action sequences are solid, and the choreography is as good as any other Venoms flick. Despite there being a clear-cut bad guy, there are still intriguing plot points in the story.[/size][/font] [size=3][font=Times New Roman] [/font][/size] [font=Times New Roman][size=3]“This is mans business, it doesn’t concern you women.”[/size][/font] [size=3][font=Times New Roman] [/font][/size] [font=Times New Roman][size=3]The suicide due to failure, the fight for fruit, Toad (formerly) clearing out the market, the finger push-ups, the egg eating scenes, the breaking down the tree scene, the cement brick tossing scene, Scorpion (formerly) getting stabbed in the stomach by the guy who had to sweat out the Buddhist palm in Kid with the Golden Arms, the stab in the stomach with the staff, Scorpion (formerly) grabbing sword with hands, the Kid with the Golden Arms (formerly) getting speared to death, and the Lizard (formerly) dieing were the better portions of the film. This may be the only Venom film Lizard isn’t the hero and survivor while Toad doesn’t die.[/size][/font] [size=3][font=Times New Roman] [/font][/size] [font=Times New Roman][size=3]“I want you to swear to me you’ll take vengeance.”[/size][/font] [size=3][font=Times New Roman] [/font][/size] [font=Times New Roman][size=3]Invincible Shaolin is an entertaining Venom film. I have seen six to date and rate this one number five. I would rate the Venom films: Kid with the Golden Arms, 5 Deadly Venoms, Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms, Masked Avengers, and then Invincible Shaolin. I have also seen Daredevils of kung fu, which is the worst Venom film I have seen to date. I have purchased but have yet to view Two Champions of Shaolin and Killer Army. Overall, this is not a must have martial arts films, but a nice old school kung fu flick to have in your collection.[/size][/font] [size=3][font=Times New Roman] [/font][/size] [font=Times New Roman][size=3]“Every expert wants to be number one.”[/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][/size][/font] [font='Times New Roman']Grade: B- [/font]

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Don't pay attention to my movie ratings. I either like them or I don't thus you see nothing but 10's here. Kinda pointless, right? Anyway, I liked this one alot bcuz it showed my hero(es) training like mad to get revenge on... wait a minute... don't they all go like that? LOL This is the same movie I was writing about in my last post (Invincible Shaolin). Darn the alternate titles! Well, they looked especially cool in this one. I guess. WHATEVER! I liked it. I ordered about 12 Ground Zero Limited Collector's Edition Venoms Mob DVDs yesterday. I'm going to be sorry when my electricity bill gets here and I spent the $ on movies. :eek: Oh dang-it I'm so impulsive!! I had to put my Jet Li collection on hold since, in my opinion, they're a little easier to get than the old skool kung fu flix. Now that Celestial is remastering and releasing the Shaw Brothers classics the old ones are out of print. I'm trying to snatch up the ones that are available while I can. I hope I got the right ones.;) Oh well... still working on that promotion. It's rumored that I'm the best candidate. Of course the guys are totally disgusted that I, a FEMALE, might beat them out. Not that I'm a good worker or anything... it's only bcuz I'm so cute. The bosses give me the special treatment, you know. GRRRR!!! Men are so STUPID! We're talking about one who lost the position when he had it cuz he's a drunk, one who can't do the job that he has now and is late every day, and one who not only comes in late daily but also spends more time in the office "snitching" on everybody, every day, about anything than he does doing his job. (That's what you call a run on sentence, y'all). I don't sound angry do I? Ahhh, it's just so frustrating having to deal with such drama on a daily basis. I thought I...THE FEMALE... was supposed to be the one whining and being dramatic? *Sigh* I feel lonely this evening. I wish I had a big, warm, bear hugging, STUPID man to watch a movie with. :( No worries, I'll be over it tomorrow.

Julia H
Julia H

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