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Shaolin Mantis

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english title Shaolin Mantis
original title 螳螂
aka Deadly Mantis
french titleLa Mante Religieuse
year1978
countryHong-Kong


cast & crew

director LIU Chia-Liang - 劉家良
actorDavid CHIANG - 姜大衛
Gordon LIU Chia Hui - 劉家輝
HA Ping
WONG Ching Ho
LEE Hoi-San
Johnny CHEUNG Yiu Wah
Norman CHU Siu-Keung - 徐少強
WAI Wang - 韋弘
CHING Miao
CHIN Chun
LEE King Chue
Peter CHAN Lung
CÚcilia WONG Hang-Sau
John CHEUNG Ng-Lung
Wilson TONG Wai-Shing
Lily LI Li-Li - 李莉莉
LAU Kar Wing
producerMona FONG Yat Wah
Runme SHAW
action director LIU Chia-Liang - 劉家良
Wilson TONG Wai-Shing
scriptwriter SZETO On
artistic directorJohnson TSAO
stuntmanJohnny CHEUNG Yiu Wah


additional Info

genreskung-fu
period
duration1h30 environ
production studioShaw Brothers 邵氏


synopsis

Arguably the best film director for traditional style kung-fu action, Liu Chia-liang (aka Lau Kar-leung) was a pioneer in exploring authentic martial arts technique and training procedures in kung-fu films. So although David Chiang is a kung-fu film veteran, it's no wonder that in The Shaolin Mantis, where he plays a man who learns martial arts from a praying mantis then seeks revenge for his wife's death, the movie features some of his best kung-fu fights to date.

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