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Shaolin Mantis (1978) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Gordon Liu (Actor) | David (John) Chiang (Actor) | Wong Hang Sau (Actor) | Lily Lee (Actor)
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Shaolin Mantis (1978) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.5 out of 10 (2)
All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.2 out of 10 (5)

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Skilled martial arts director Lau Ka Leung offers you another Kung Fu treat! Starring Gordon Lau, Wong Hang Sau, Lee Lai Lai and David Keung, this Asian classic introduces viewers to the Shaolin Mantis way of fighting!

The tale takes you back to the Qing dynasty & Wei Feng (David Keung), the son of a Qing official who tries to unveil facts about a revolt. The grand daughter (Wong Hang Sau) of the farmer community where his investigation takes him, sacrifices her life to save him in the end. Managing to escape unscathed, he promises to hunt down the girl's killer and therefore creates the effective technique of Shaolin Mantis …

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Product Title: Shaolin Mantis (1978) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 螳螂 (1978) (DVD) (香港版) 螳螂 (1978) (DVD) (香港版) 螳螂 Shaolin Mantis (1978) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Also known as: Tang Lang / Deadly Mantis / Deadly Shaolin Mantis / La Légende de shaolin / La Mante Religieuse Tang Lang / Deadly Mantis / Deadly Shaolin Mantis / La Légende de shaolin / La Mante Religieuse Tang Lang / Deadly Mantis / Deadly Shaolin Mantis / La Légende de shaolin / La Mante Religieuse Tang Lang / Deadly Mantis / Deadly Shaolin Mantis / La Légende de shaolin / La Mante Religieuse Tang Lang / Deadly Mantis / Deadly Shaolin Mantis / La Légende de shaolin / La Mante Religieuse
Artist Name(s): Gordon Liu (Actor) | David (John) Chiang (Actor) | Wong Hang Sau (Actor) | Lily Lee (Actor) | Norman Tsui (Actor) | Lau Ka Wing (Actor) | Cheung Waa (Actor) | Ha Ping (Actor) | Xi Gua Bao (Actor) | Cheung Ng Long (Actor) | Ching Miao (Actor) | Wai Wang (Actor) | Lee Hoi Sang (Actor) | Tang Wei Cheng (Actor) | Chan Lung 劉家輝 (Actor) | 姜大衛 (Actor) | 黃杏秀 (Actor) | 李麗麗 (Actor) | 徐少強 (Actor) | 劉家榮 (Actor) | 張華 (Actor) | 夏萍 (Actor) | 西瓜刨 (Actor) | 張午郎 (Actor) | 井淼 (Actor) | 韋弘 (Actor) | 李海生 (Actor) | 唐 偉成 (Actor) | 陳龍 刘家辉 (Actor) | 姜大卫 (Actor) | 黄杏秀 (Actor) | 李丽丽 (Actor) | 徐少强 (Actor) | 刘家荣 (Actor) | 张华 (Actor) | 夏萍 (Actor) | 西瓜刨 (Actor) | 张午郎 (Actor) | 井淼 (Actor) | 韦弘 (Actor) | 李海生 (Actor) | Tang Wei Cheng (Actor) | 陈龙 劉家輝(リュー・チャーフィー) (Actor) | 姜大衛 (デビッド・チャン) (Actor) | 黄杏秀(ウォン・ハンサウ) (Actor) | 李麗麗(リー・ライライ) (Actor) | 徐少強(チョイ・シウキョン) (Actor) | 劉家榮(ラウ・カーウィン) (Actor) | Cheung Waa (Actor) | 夏萍(ハー・ペン) (Actor) | Xi Gua Bao (Actor) | Cheung Ng Long (Actor) | Ching Miao (Actor) | Wai Wang (Actor) | Lee Hoi Sang (Actor) | Tang Wei Cheng (Actor) | Chan Lung Gordon Liu (Actor) | David (John) Chiang (Actor) | Wong Hang Sau (Actor) | Lily Lee (Actor) | Norman Tsui (Actor) | Lau Ka Wing (Actor) | Cheung Waa (Actor) | Ha Ping (Actor) | Xi Gua Bao (Actor) | Cheung Ng Long (Actor) | Ching Miao (Actor) | Wai Wang (Actor) | Lee Hoi Sang (Actor) | Tang Wei Cheng (Actor) | Chan Lung
Director: Lau Kar Leung 劉家良 刘家良 劉家良 (ラウ・カーリョン) Lau Kar Leung
Release Date: 2004-06-10
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Bahasa (Malaysia)
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Sound Information: Dolby Digital
Disc Format(s): DVD, DVD-9
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 96 (mins)
Publisher: Intercontinental Video (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003536560

Product Information

* Screen Format : Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
* Sound Mix : Dolby Digital
* DVD Type : DVD-9
* Extras :
- 特別收錄當世武林 - 少林 Special Features
- 幕後花絮 Behind-The-Scenes
- 本片預告 Trailer
- 精選猛片預告 Other Releases
- 劇照 Color Stills
- 原裝海報 Original Poster
- 電影簡介 Production Notes
- 演員╱導演簡介 Biography & Selected Filmography


導演:劉家良
Director: Lau kar-liang

  本片由劉家良執導,亞洲影帝姜大衛主演。故事描述,清官之子韋風(姜大衛)受康熙皇賞識,混入田家找出叛變之實據。田孫女芝芝(黃杏秀)喜韋,求祖父田老太爺(劉家榮)聘其為私墊教師。及後,韋盜得造反密件,欲與芝離莊,田老遂萌殺意;惡鬥下芝為掩護韋,慘死於田老拳下;韋死裡逃生,為報仇創出螳螂拳法……

  Arguably the best film director for traditional style kung-fu action, Liu Chia-liang (a.k.a. Lau Kar-leung) was a pioneer exploring authentic martial art 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 feature some of his best kung-fu fights to date.

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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.5 out of 10 (2)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.2 out of 10 (5)

Kevin Kennedy
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December 22, 2007

1 people found this review helpful

Origin of the mantis style Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
"Shaolin Mantis" is a very enjoyable David Chiang vehicle. Chiang plays the son of a high-ranking advisor to the emperor. He is sent by the emperor on a mission to gather information about a plot to overthrow the government.

Chiang enters the home of the coup plotters by becoming a tutor to their daughter, played by the lovely Cecilia Huang. Beautiful Cecilia steals every scene in which she appears; she is full of fun and displays surprisingly good wushu skills, as does Lily Li as her mother.

After Chiang gathers the information about the plot against the emperor, he seeks to return to the capitol to share the info with the emperor. However, Cecilia's family has learned that Chiang is a spy and will not let him leave. Chiang and Cecilia must battle a gauntlet of family members to leave the family compound.

Can they succeed? Will they survive? Let's just say that the consequences lead David Chiang to develop his own mantis style of fighting with which he wreaks havoc against Cecilia's family.

Chiang then returns to the emperor and, in the final scene, the movie zigs when it should have zagged. It is one of the screwiest endings you will ever see.

Watch the film for Cecilia Huang's amazing star turn and for David Chiang's impressive fighting skills. "Shaolin Mantis" may not be one of the classics, but it is a solid actioner that Shaw Bros. fans will greatly enjoy.
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Phoenix Lin
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March 26, 2007

1 people found this review helpful

Family: a double edged sword Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
The whole story & characters are developed nicely that by the end your jaw drops half way to the floor & eyes pop out in disbelief. (Almost depressing) but hey, got to remember it's a movie starring David Chiang... of course it's going to be tragic somehow. It is somewhat difficult to accept David Chiang in a "teacher" role, he doesn't quite have that distinguished look about him. Anyway, great kung-fu sequences that any martial arts player could appreciate.
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Candi
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December 5, 2005

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Excellent fighting & Story Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
David Chiang showcased excellent fighting skills with many different types of weapons used...impressive & not bad for AN ACTOR that is NOT a kung fu practictioner. I was stunned by the ending...
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Anonymous

July 10, 2004

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Shaolin Mantis Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
Pleasant to watch the adorable Wong Hau Sau in this superb action-packed movie. Not that she can act, but her martial arts skills is also fantastic. Credits should go to Director Liu Jia Liang. As for David Chiang, he is still is usual old self. The movie is almost near to perfection if not for the wierd ending. OK viewing for those kung fu fans.
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Anonymous

June 10, 2004

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Shaolin Mantis Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
Actress Wong Hang Sau was indeed very impressive in this movie. She was not only pretty and adorable, but had demonstrated her outstanding acting and kung fu skills. David Chiang just maintained his usual standard. Gordon Liu only appeared in the first few minutes of the entire show - what a waste of talent. The script was quite well done except for the ending which was a disappointment. This was definitely not the best of Director Kung Fu Liu. However, still recommended for all kung fu fans.
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