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      Five Deadly Venoms

      R Released Sep 20, 1979 1h 42m Adventure Action List
      80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 84% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings A dying master sends his last student to check up on five former pupils, who each know a special style of kung fu. Read More Read Less

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      Ed Travis Cinapse I really enjoyed the sort of "Agatha Christie meets kung fu" vibe, with a central mystery keeping us guessing as to who all the masked Venoms really are. Apr 23, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy It sports an irresistible premise. Rated: 3/4 Feb 4, 2022 Full Review Sean Axmaker Seanax.com ... plays more like a spaghetti western, with five star students of the Five Venoms clan gone mercenary to search for hidden treasure and ready to kill one another for it. Aug 17, 2009 Full Review Daniel M. Kimmel Worcester Telegram & Gazette Rated: 3/5 Apr 15, 2005 Full Review Robert Roten Laramie Movie Scope Bad dubbing, bad sound effects, thin plot, poor makeup, really fake-looking fight scenes. Rated: C Jan 1, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Master Splinter Greatest Kung Fu movie ever made. It got so much play on the cable stations back in the day, it became a cult classic. A true Shaw Brothers masterpiece. Good plot, good action and amazing martial art skills. It was way before CGI and shacky cam fight scenes, when the actors actually had to have martial talent. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/18/23 Full Review Eight R What a great premise, for a dying master to send his final student on a mission that holds little context and no clue as to who is good or evil of these 5 experts. Its ripe for a remake which under the right direction would be a huge hit. One of the better old school kung fu films. 4/5 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Choppy and shoddy effects as well as poorly translated and dubbed dialogue holds it back from being truly epic but the choreography is beyond impressive and its lore surpasses its own presentation. While the concepts could, done correctly be far superior in a modern adaptation; Five Deadly Venoms has its own vintage charm to it. Its own imagination and excitement in its material is contagious even if it is at times corny. Its energy makes you feel like a kid making up stories with your toys and smashing them into each other. A film that should be celebrated for what it succeeded in and appreciated for its flaws. While its clear that not everyone can find enjoyment in this film, those who enjoy the classics of the martial arts genre will always cherish it for being a certified classic. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review s r 1001 movies to see before you die. There's something about poor dubbing that leaves you slightly confused and amused at the same time. Fortunately, it was combined with some good choreographed martial arts to make this entertaining. Was it better than others? Drunken Master, Fist of Legend or Enter the Dragon? No, but it was good and had an interesting premise / 5 different styles. It was on Pluto. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Tido como cult, entretanto os efeitos especiais são pífios, o sangue risível, as lutas, está sim, são ótimas, as torturas dão angústia, o que + conquista é a história mega envolvente, associando os cinco animais considerados mortais para os chineses aos lutadores, em meio a traições, perseguições, reviravoltas, o carisma dos personagens nos conquista mais do que o filme em si, principalmente do protagonista, com sua carinha de que caiu de caminhão de mudança, conquista pela simplicidade... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review William L "I worry what they're all doing. What I taught them could be used wrongly, for evil." Dude, you're literally called the Poison Clan. Did you think these guys were learning kung fu to become bakers? As far as I'm concerned, the crappy English dubs of old school martial arts movies are the official versions, it's just an integral part of their identity. A cult classic through and through, with dodgy effects, strange plotlines, and costumes that appear to be sourced from the laundry basket of a Village People tribute band, The Five Venoms won't be premiering at Cannes anytime soon but it is a massively enjoyable piece of guilty pleasure entertainment. Unique in its genre for seeming to legitimately dislike kung fu - the plot is bizarrely focused on its convoluted network of orchestrated killings, courtroom scenes, bribery, and treasure hunting; minus a single ensemble fight scene at the end, there is relatively little in the way of stylish punches being thrown, and that's a bit hard to come to terms with at times, but it forces you to embrace the goofiness of the script. Shoot those massively overexaggerated responses to fake punches straight into my veins. (3.5/5) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/26/21 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A dying master sends his last student to check up on five former pupils, who each know a special style of kung fu.
      Director
      Cheh Chang
      Production Co
      Shaw Brothers
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Adventure, Action
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 20, 1979, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 20, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 42m
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