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      Executioners From Shaolin

      R 1977 1h 38m Action List
      Reviews 79% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A monk's son (Yue Wong) combines the Tiger and Crane fighting styles to defeat an evil priest (Lieh Lo) and avenge his father. Read More Read Less

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      Ed Travis Cinapse A wicked eunuch priest wiping out the Shaolin order and a lone hero spending his life training to defeat said priest... becomes an exploration of sexuality and family and the various strengths and weaknesses of these differing experiences of life. Apr 23, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Having learned that the revolutionaries were using Shaolin Temple as an undercover, the Manchurian Count ordered Priest Pai Mei and his top disciple Kao Tsin Chung, Governor of Kwangtung and Kwangsi, to raid the Shaolin Temple. They surrounded the Temple and set fire to it. In an attempt to rescue his disciples, Priest Chi Shan enters into a crucial duel with Priest Pai Mei." Pai Mei blows your mind five minutes into this movie by pulling his privates into his groin, which enables him to not be hurt by low blows. Yes, he's a formidable opponent and I'd be afraid to try that move. I mean, what if things didn't drop when you were done? Pai Mei's student Kao Tsin-chung (Kong Do) and his army destroy the temple and chase away the students. One of them, Tung Chin-chin, (Gordon Liu), takes out as many as he can before arrows lay him low. Only Hung Hsi-Kuan (Kuan Tai Chen) survives to keep the rest of the students safe. Over the next decade, he marries martial artist Wing Chun (Lily Li) and together they have a son that they raise as Hong masters the tiger style and works up the courage to battle Pai Mei. When he finally battles the man, he must face an entire army of his soldiers. Yet he knows Pai Mei is weak between one and three in the afternoon — this knowledge amazes me — and thinks that all of his acupuncture training can help him find the villain's weak spot. However, he gets his foot caught in the evil one's groin — just like his master in the opening — and is killed. Can his son combine the tiger style of his father and the crane style of his mother to finally gain the revenge that has eluded the Shaolin? From the empty backdrop opening — a Chia-Liang Liu trademark to the samples that the Wu Tang Clan used on "Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin To F*** With" this is an amazing and unforgettable movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member A fun watch and the story was interestingly told. However like most shaw Bros films I prefer a bit more closure with their endings which are insanely abrupt. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Love the Bak Mei Kung Fu!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member After Gordon Liu was killed off in Executioners of Shaolin about 10 minutes in I didn't know if I wanted to stick w/ this. Especially when it sorta goes domestic w/ the occasional training sequence for about a half of an hour but I needed to see more of Pai Mei's (or Mr White Brows as the subs read) groin vice grip. Im glad I stuck w/ it because it turned out to be quite the exceptional kung fu flix. Hung Hsi Kuan trains for 10 years in Tiger Claw to avenge his master & gets his ass kicked. He then trains for another 7 & is killed by White Brows. His son trains in Tiger Claw & Crane style that his mother taught him & avenges everyone. The fu here is sharp, crisp & kick ass. Another great Shaw addition! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member This has all the necessary ingredients of a well made kung fu movie. It has a woman that kicks butt, historical reference, heroes that train hard, comedy, and not to mention the kung fu love scene! They travel around in boats as shaolin rebels, OK, I shouldn't give away any more of the movie, cause it's a must see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Of the Shaw Bros. movies I've seen so far, this is my least favorite. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A monk's son (Yue Wong) combines the Tiger and Crane fighting styles to defeat an evil priest (Lieh Lo) and avenge his father.
      Director
      Chia-Liang Liu
      Producer
      Run Me Shaw
      Screenwriter
      Kuang Ni
      Production Co
      Shaw Brothers
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 11, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 38m
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