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The 5 Deadly Venoms ()

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Summary: A dying teacher instructs his final student to check on the activities of five former pupils, each of whom he taught a unique and special style of kung-fu to (imdb)

Genres: Drama, Action, Adventure

Country: Hong Kong

Directed By: Cheh Chang

Written By: Cheh Chang, Kuang Ni

Starring: Sheng Chiang, Philip Kwok, Feng Lu, Pai Wei, Chien Sun, Meng Lo

AKA: Five Deadly Venoms, Wu du

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The 5 Deadly Venoms belongs to 24 collections
1. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (public: moderated by kozan26 - 169 stars)
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May 14 Parallax Parallax
75T4
Apr 30 adamj1982 adamj1982
76T7
So THIS is where that drop from "Mystery of Da' Chessboxin' " comes from...
Apr 20 PrinceKaro PrinceKaro
32T2
Mar 25 Chrysophylax
80T8
Mar 11 Candiru
75T8
Feb 22 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
65T6
Jan 25 coldesser
70T5
Jan 14 cshadows2887
88T4
Jan 13 mjbreuer
73T6
Jan 11 carlossirius carlossirius
80T4
Nov 22, 2016 jerrywarton
72T8
Nov 21, 2016 Ronin22
63T8
Sep 25, 2016 Sinemaestro Amadeus
68T4
Sep 19, 2016 mixjuice
83T8
Sep 14, 2016 cayh
80T8
Aug 08, 2016 Nroo Nroo
67T5
Jul 13, 2016 eddiewinslow
70T5
Jul 10, 2016 BadCosmonaut BadCosmonaut
60T8
Jul 04, 2016 boothmillard
60T5
Jun 24, 2016 katatonic katatonic
87T6
Apr 17, 2016 lemonWedge
50
Good simple kung-fu. The law force punishes criminals unjustly and cruely. Lots of people killed.
Apr 15, 2016 Coheed
70T7
Apr 06, 2016 DLawrence
83T9
Apr 05, 2016 jeffv jeff_v
66T5
Mar 26, 2016 GrimsChild GrimsChild
55T7
Feb 04, 2016 woody130496 woody130496
8T8
Feb 04, 2016 Mochard Mochard
64T7
Jan 30, 2016 kennardjon
75T6
Dec 30, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
36T7
Dec 19, 2015 Lammetje Lammetje
70T6
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73T6
Dec 04, 2015 rTrueFilm r/TrueFilm
75T5
Nov 27, 2015 LordCouture
77T7
Nov 18, 2015 Luk92 Luk92
55T3
Nov 11, 2015 maksler maksler
70T5
Nov 07, 2015 MadMan MadMan
90T7
Nov 06, 2015 blucthulhu
60T4
Nov 01, 2015 X-Ray Pecs
5T6
Oct 17, 2015 gackt
70T6
Oct 11, 2015 JooJoo JooJoo
4T6
Oct 03, 2015 mudkips00
75T6
Oct 02, 2015 pmcinern pmcinern
80T7
Sep 10, 2015 Barxday
60T7
Sep 01, 2015 ralexwr ralexwr
80T8
Aug 22, 2015 moodeuce
70T6
May 18, 2015 zetes
80T7
May 09, 2015 porzano porzano
30T2
May 08, 2015 yug yug
60T5
Apr 26, 2015 GeorgeRoots
60T5
Apr 24, 2015 si-sak
70T8
Apr 23, 2015 gavinbennett
30T3
Mar 24, 2015 Fillmore
82T9
Mar 11, 2015 elbichosucio
94T8
Mar 07, 2015 SirTeaBag
6T4
Feb 09, 2015 ergun
90T8
Jan 12, 2015 Onderhond
50T5
Dec 14, 2014 felixm85
75T5
Dec 14, 2014 10kfilms
77T8
Dec 14, 2014 frbrown frbrown
80T8
Dec 03, 2014 Lonewolf2003
75T6
Nov 24, 2014 dourface
50T3
Nov 05, 2014 scpetit
86T6
Oct 01, 2014 willow
77T7
Aug 09, 2014 Big_Lemons Big Lemons
83T7
Aug 07, 2014 Dumptruk4Lif Dumptruk4Lif
80T6
The fights aren't great, but for a Chang Cheh flick, it's very cohesive and doesn't linger too long like most of his do. There's some craft and cleverness to it. The costumes and the roles of the characters are pretty cool. I'd be fine with a remake of it, as long as it was done well and cheap. Or maybe a sitcom.
Jun 06, 2014 Jotalandim Jotalandim
80T8
Apr 16, 2014 Pharley Pharley
4T4
Mar 23, 2014 Moribunny Moribunny
25T2
As one of the better known Shaw Brothers movies, this is a major disappoint. The fights are few, far between and poorly directed, and even for the genre, the script is simply abysmal. The characters are extremely sketchy, the plot makes no sense and there's no real tension or satisfaction to be had. I'm guessing the torture scenes and the ridiculous English dubbing drew some gawkers.
Feb 26, 2014 borislugosi borislugosi
70T5
Feb 25, 2014 arzinger
70T6
Feb 24, 2014 Gorchakov Gorchakov
30T2
Feb 13, 2014 robixsmash
70T6
Feb 08, 2014 henrisepp
50T4
Jan 25, 2014 johnatanjj johnatanjj
85T7
Jan 22, 2014 leftmostcat
96T10
Jan 12, 2014 Barthalen Barthalen
75T7
Where normally the story in martial arts is just window dressing for the next fight scene, I was pleasantly surprised at the fun idea behind this one. The fights are kinda neat but few and far between. I loved all the not so subtle life lessons in this one. Stuff like "it's totally ok to take bloody revenge on civilians, but not the government officials that helped them because, erm.. just don't mess with them, allright? They can't help being corrupt."
Dec 17, 2013 drylandcroc drylandcroc
85T10
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
70T7
Nov 27, 2013 HVM
40T1
Nov 20, 2013 overrated overrated
40T3
Sep 15, 2013 ForrestQ ForrestQ
80T8
Sep 02, 2013 Kagemand Kagemand
7T6
Aug 16, 2013 kwint kwint
85T8
Aug 08, 2013 Barkinson
80T10
Jul 04, 2013 mallamp
75T7
May 05, 2013 Xzlu Xzlu
4T4
Apr 17, 2013 kyvetti kyvetti
72T8
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
60T6
Feb 23, 2013 fenixdown fenixdown
76T6
Feb 07, 2013 betorocha betorocha
78T7
Feb 02, 2013 andagh andagh
90T8
Jan 01, 2013 lostinlodos
95T10
Dec 26, 2012 Ximum
100T9
In my opinion, this is the greatest kung fu film of all time. Wild styles, expert choreography, and real talent on the part of the actors meet one of the genre's most intriguing stories. As in any martial arts film, the fights are the most important thing, and the battles featured here are lengthy, meaty, and a complete joy to watch. If you are looking for an introduction to the martial arts genre, there is no better movie than this one.
Dec 23, 2012 CloseFriend CloseFriend
81T8
Dec 06, 2012 JacoIII JacoIII
30T2
What I wish the final subtitles had said: "Welp, all these guys are dead now." "Agreed, lets get the fuck out of here before the cops show up."
Dec 05, 2012 ribcage ribcage
82T8
Nov 12, 2012 eCitizen eCitizen
10T1
I found this movie surprisingly tedious. Most of the fight sequences are more like prancing acrobatics. The plot is weak and contains frequent absurd moments. I like how they tried to incorporate a bit of mystery into the story. But overall, I got really tired of their hokey abilities, stupid sound effects and unsatisfying Kung Fu fighting sequences. Dialog was terrible, music was bad. I could never sit through this a second time, and I am a fan of the genre. This film just doesn't cut it.
Nov 01, 2012 plantedtrees
82T7
Oct 18, 2012 gwynplaine gwynplaine
70T3
Oct 12, 2012 filmcave
74T5
Oct 12, 2012 Siltem Siltem
70T8
Sep 18, 2012 nicson
50T3
Aug 20, 2012 svjchtr
75T9
Aug 07, 2012 axleblaze axleblaze
80T5
The fights are good but man there is a ton of down time which never is really ideal in this type of movie.
Jul 24, 2012 frg frg
7T7
Jul 14, 2012 hotsake hotsake
72T8
Jul 12, 2012 superkell89
89T7
Jun 26, 2012 stpmtnfury
85T8
May 30, 2012 mightysparks mightysparks
70T9
May 22, 2012 empire434
75T7
May 19, 2012 elmakebabi elmakebabi
60T4
Apr 19, 2012 syvyys syvyys
65T2
Mar 29, 2012 AceySaid10 AceySaid10%
85T9
Jan 16, 2012 davevsworld davevsworld
8T6
Jan 11, 2012 robgeedamnit robgeedamnit
40T1
Nov 02, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
64T8
Oct 02, 2011 xmoffx xmoffx
4T6
Sep 20, 2011 Bmagnetic7
99T9
Aug 30, 2011 aaronwhat aaronwhat
90T8
Aug 14, 2011 stzrules stzrules
87T9
Jul 24, 2011 LiQuid3600 LiQuid3600
60T6
Jul 22, 2011 bender bender
70T5
Jun 06, 2011 homosuperior homosuperior
83T7
It's hard not to admire the fight sequences in this classic Hong Kong martial arts mystery: Aside from the leaps and jumps that function as segues to the next fighting set-piece, it's all mostly shot in longer takes with fewer cuts than modern audiences are used to seeing. And the special effects are mostly slo-mo and wires. Pretty cool. Sure, it's hokey, low-budget (bad fake beards and fake blood) and confusing in terms of narrative, but it's also a lot of fun.
May 17, 2011 NRM02
50T4
May 15, 2011 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
82T7
Fun story with serviceable character arcs and great fight scenes.
Mar 25, 2011 Apanblod
60T2
Dec 26, 2010 v_koly
9T9
Dec 06, 2010 Haz567 Haz567
70T4
Oct 16, 2010 roger1
87T4
Sep 25, 2010 tyoda
50T5
Sep 17, 2010 worth3six
70T1
Sep 10, 2010 JohnnyZombie JohnnyZombie
90T9
Sep 06, 2010 tatianarocha tatianarocha
80T7
Sep 03, 2010 Bonez
91T9
Aug 21, 2010 KaioShin KaioShin
65T1
Aug 14, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
70T6
Jul 22, 2010 Castroph Castroph
4T3
Jul 18, 2010 micmac micmac•
64T6
Jul 06, 2010 Criminal5 Alex Watkins
3T6
The fights are very enjoyable; there's just too many scenes of Not Fighting. Still, it's only 90 minutes so it's hardly a drag. I just wish the plot, which has a creative premise, was more tightly executed and the fights given more focus.
Jul 02, 2010 Mentaculus Mentaculus
76T7
Great police procedural, err, kung fu film. It has too much going on in places but the fights are novel and brilliantly executed.
Jul 01, 2010 jodamico jodamico
75T5
Jun 30, 2010 daisytuna
78T4
Jun 11, 2010 Gladstone Gladstone
7T9
Jun 05, 2010 micah
74T8
Super-entertaining, way over-the-top Shaw Brothers' flick.
Apr 21, 2010 brewahh
63T2
Apr 20, 2010 katsuben
4T7
Mar 30, 2010 CinemaAsia Cinema_Asia
75T8
Mar 22, 2010 WoozyB
80T7
Jan 14, 2010 Risselada Risselada
70T6
Nov 30, 2009 klasazet
8T8
Nov 28, 2009 Prismatic Prismatic
80T6
Nov 22, 2009 Jazzaloha
72T8
Nov 17, 2009 eveelun eveelun
78T8
A very good premise, especially since kung fu films have such familiar and repetitive narratives. The pacing gets a little slow at times, but it's always interesting. The fighting is fun, and the villains are deliciously ruthless.
Oct 27, 2009 pboyle
80T7
Oct 04, 2009 b4con b4con
70T3
Sep 30, 2009 AzurEclipse
89T10
The action on this is off the charts, the Snake is to be feared, and he shows why in the last fight scene.
Sep 29, 2009 ablaze
74T6
Aug 14, 2009 perception
89T7
Jul 13, 2009 NedMeier
45T2
Jul 01, 2009 nilkynarfy nilkynarfy
75T7
Plot is pretty cool. Death scenes are novel and disturbing. Stunt work is above average for the time. The print is always terrible, no matter which version you find. The English dub is also ass, but the cool parts were sampled (often) by The Wu-Tang Clan. Overall, I'd say it's essential if you have the stomach for 70's kung-fu flicks.
Jun 08, 2009 jjack229
67T7
Jun 01, 2009 CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
85T9
May 22, 2009 Veterini Veterini
80T8
May 18, 2009 ShogunRua ShogunRua
72T9
An intriguing premise, with five colorful assassins, each representing a unique style, seeking to learn the identities of the other four. It's also a pretty awesome tour through various Eastern torture methods. While the final group battle is very well-done and unique, I can't call the fighting in this movie spectacular overall. There is a nice diversity in the styles and combatant, but none of it is great. So while this is a good kung-fu flick, its classic status is slightly overblown.
May 05, 2009 adidawha adidawha
85T10
Apr 30, 2009 m_burlock
100T8
Apr 10, 2009 imdb imdb
71T8
Apr 08, 2009 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
60T6
Mar 03, 2009 Suteupac Suteupac
65T8
Feb 27, 2009 Holygrail2
84T4
Feb 13, 2009 abowloffire
75T4
Feb 08, 2009 Guernica Guernica
59T7
Feb 06, 2009 Hawke
40T4
Dec 21, 2008 Mclusky84
80T8
Nov 27, 2008 Arithaniel Arithaniel
3T3
Oct 20, 2008 vordhosbn
60T4
Oct 10, 2008 filmaffinity filmaffinity
72T9
Sep 17, 2008 hehejaja hehejaja
70T6
Very enjoyable in its consistent and confident artificiality; everything here seems so unnatural - everything from the (fake) beards to the sound effects are hilariously immoderate - and this certainly adds to the experience more than it decreases it. This odd extravaganza, with its lively fight scenes accompanied by wild sounds effects and gorgeous '70s-blood, sure manage to delight. It has a comic book-vibe all of its own.
Aug 26, 2008 tigre1981
65T2
Aug 20, 2008 Bienenstock
85T6
Jul 28, 2008 Sypeth Sypeth
89T7
Jul 04, 2008 purity
2T6
Jun 24, 2008 dst7175 dst7175
87T10
May 11, 2008 caocao caocao
75T9
Apr 21, 2008 miss_jesus miss jesus
66T7
Apr 15, 2008 moush moush
71T6
Mar 30, 2008 Cerebrus Cerebrus
70T7
Sometimes drags, and my print was terrible (stupid dubbing!) but the final fight is utterly amazing.
Mar 25, 2008 unne unne
84T9
Mar 20, 2008 emile
74T7
Feb 29, 2008 RNG
87T9
Feb 11, 2008 close2nd
80T5
Dec 29, 2007 nuotio
50T4
Nov 14, 2007 tracx1007
46T2
Aug 13, 2007 auritech auritech
50T4
Your iron skin is finished. Ahh, if only I'd seen a version of the film without the repulsive dubbing.
Aug 13, 2007 Selebrity
93T10
Aug 13, 2007 Carpetgiant Carpetgiant
87T8
Aug 13, 2007 zapfdingbat zapfdingbat
90T9
Aug 13, 2007 SmooveJ SmooveJ
82T5
Aug 13, 2007 Ronin167 Ronin167
64T6
Aug 13, 2007 snurri
85T7
Aug 13, 2007 sebageek
100T10
Aug 13, 2007 MrBialas
10T10
Aug 13, 2007 TheDenizen TheDenizen
90T10
Classic kung fu movie with an awesome set up, even if the story gets a little convoluted along the way. A great cast performing superb martial arts action, the perfect flick for a Saturday afternoon.
Aug 13, 2007 sanjuro
90T7
Jul 21, 2007 jeffh jeff_h
8T9
Jun 20, 2007 ryn
82T6
May 13, 2007 amanohyo amanohyo
55T7
May 10, 2007 drcriddle drcriddle
68T4
Jan 18, 2007 ladyspiggott ladyspiggott
95T10
Dec 17, 2006 joseywales joseywales
92T10
Dec 06, 2006 Heist
60T2
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