Director Kuei Chih Hung was famous for his modern day crime thrillers, his horror flicks, and even his comedies. But if the only kung-fu film he ever made was this one, he'd still be spoken... See full summary »
Shaolin Mantis (Orig. Tang lang) is a 1978 Shaw Brothers film directed by Lau Kar-leung. Starring David Chiang and Liu Chia Hui. Shaolin Mantis tells the story of a man who learns martial arts by observing a praying mantis.
Liu Yung and Sun Chien (the Korean kicking The Five Venom from Chang Cheh's internationally popular series) team up to investigate the martial-art murders of a supposedly mortally wounded ... See full summary »
Yuan Ying Fei is the descendant of the one known as Golden Sword and himself is a master of the technique as well as being boss of the town. He is so a cruel man and has killed his sparring... See full summary »
At the restaurant Meng Yuen-Man is always in trouble. He leaves a mess and flirts with girls on deliveries. Master Jiu give the restaurant owner a hard time and he takes it out on Meng Yuen-Man. The cook is Yuen Wah. He demonstrates some cooking kung du. They complete the challenge of making the mysterious "Woman's Dumplings". Johnny finds Yuen Wah is the cook and has been seeking him for revenge. The two run off and also accost another Simon Yuen clone for a drunken master. After they get good enough they are able to return to the restaurant and there is a new order there once they fight and make things right.
Yuen Wah is a prolific martial arts actor with a career span from the 1960s to 2016. This movie was one of his first lead roles, of which he only had few. He began martial arts training at age seven under instructor Yu Jim Yuen and alongside of Sammo Hung, Biao Yuen, and Jackie Chan (who were also about the same age). Jackie, Biao, and Sammo have all said in interviews that none of them were Yuen Wah 's match and that in a real fight or any other contest of skill Yuen Wah would beat them all.
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