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THE FIVE VENOMS (Japan Version) Blu-ray Region A

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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.2 out of 10 (6)

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Director Chang Cheh delivers some of his most impressive cinema work in The Five Venoms an action-packed, intrigue-filled mystery that introduced the world to the group of actors who would go on to be known as "The Venoms!" Yang De (Chiang Sheng) follows the orders of his deceased master to seek out the man's five former students, who were all masked members of the Poison Clan. The goal is to discover if the five are using their Poison Clan skills for evil, but Yang De's road is a tough and treacherous one. Some of the former students turn out to be righteous men, but others are steeped in wrongdoing and evil, and the motives of some are still shrouded in mystery. Who are the Five Venoms, and whose side are they on?

Also known as The 5 Deadly Venoms, The Five Venoms assembles a stellar cast of martial arts actors, each representing a different poisonous creature. Lu Feng is the Centipede, Sun Jian is the Scorpion, Law Meng is the Toad, Wei Bark is the Snake, and Philip Kwok is the Lizard! Along with Chiang Sheng, the six actors would go on to star various Chang Cheh films, including Invincible Shaolin and Ten Tigers From Kwantung. But it's their stunning animal-based martial arts work in The Five Venoms that started it all!

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Product Title: THE FIVE VENOMS (Japan Version) THE FIVE VENOMS (Japan Version) THE FIVE VENOMS (Japan Version) 五毒拳 THE FIVE VENOMS (Japan Version)
Artist Name(s): Chang Cheh | Lu Feng | Philip Kwok | Chiang Sheng 張徹 | 鹿峰 | 郭追 | 江生 张彻 | 鹿峰 | 郭追 | 江生 張徹(チャン・ツェー) | フィリップ・コク | Lu Feng | Philip Kwok | Chiang Sheng | ルー・フェン | チャン・シェン | チャン・チェ Chang Cheh | Lu Feng | Philip Kwok | Chiang Sheng
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2013-09-27
Publisher Product Code: PBW-300290
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Publisher: Twin
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1033813913

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[アーティスト/ キャスト]
フィリップ・コク / チャン・シェン / ルー・フェン / チャン・チェ (監督)

[特典情報]
映像特典収録

[テクニカル・インフォメーション]
初Blu-ray化/本編101分
製作国 : 香港 (Hong Kong)

[解説&ストーリー]
ショウ・ブラザーズの巨匠チャン・チェ監督後期における異色ユニット“五毒”の初主演作『五毒拳』がついに登場!世界のカルト・ムービーの1本に選出された、伝説のダーク・クンフー・アクション!/邪悪なる武術“五毒門”で修行を終えた5人の若者が世に放たれた。彼らの拳を封じることを誓った“五毒門”最後の門弟ヤン・ドーは、5人を探しに街へとやってくる。だが、彼らの爬虫類の形を象った恐るべき“毒派拳”を打ち破るには、毒派拳士の1人と共闘し、他の4人と闘うしか術がないのだ。さらには“五毒門”の莫大な財宝を巡って裏切りが裏切りを呼び、ついには毒派拳士たちが勢揃いし、全ての決着を着けるべく激突するときがきた!/主演の“五毒”には『ジェヴォーダンの獣』などでアクション監督として活躍するフィリップ・コク、『上海13』のチャン・シェンとルー・フェン、『エボラ・シンドローム/悪魔の殺人ウィルス』のロー・マン、『書剣恩仇録』のサン・チェン、『ヤング・マスター/師弟出馬』のウェイ・パイ。武術指導は詠春拳の大家リャン・ティン、“五毒”たちを影から支えた台湾の名伯楽ロバート・タイ、そしてルー・フェンが共同で務める。いまだ欧米では究極のカルト映画として熱狂的な支持を受ける、伝説ののダーク・クンフー映画『五毒拳』、ここに待望の登場!

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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.2 out of 10 (6)

Kevin Kennedy
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October 13, 2009

This customer review refers to The Five Venoms (1978) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
One of Chang Cheh's best Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
The martial arts master who has headed the Venom Clan is dying. The five fighters he taught wreaked havoc in the world and managed to amass a pile of loot that has been entrusted to sixth person. Now that the master is dying, he wants to try to right his wrongs. Therefore, he takes one final student, Yang De, trains him in all the various skills he taught the five Venoms, and gives him a mission: He is to find the various Venoms (all of whom now are living anonymously under secret identities), ally himself with those of the Venoms who have reformed their ways, eliminate those Venoms who continue to follow a life of crime, find the loot, and devote the loot to charitable purposes. Being a loyal student and righteous man, Yang De begins his mission, taking the guise of a street urchin. But how can he uncover the Venoms, whom can he trust, and how can he find the loot?

That's the set-up for this martial arts classic and it proves to be a sturdy vehicle for generating suspense and staging memorable fights. This remastered version really sparkles, bringing the story to life in a manner that my murky old VHS tape of the film never could. Director Chang Cheh spends little time on character development or parsing motives; instead, he emphasizes what fans of the genre seek -- action and more action. Nonetheless, what makes the film work as more than just a display of fighting skills is the thoughtful way in which the script works out the corrupt schemes of its evildoers and the detective work of its heroes.

"The Five Venoms" is essential viewing for all fans of martial arts movies.
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al lipesky
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July 30, 2009

This customer review refers to The Five Venoms (1978) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
CHANNEL 5 CLASSIC Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
A film that by many does not need an introduction. A fan favorite for so many people, and the amazing channel 5 Drive In Movie, saturdays at 1pm in the mid-eighties. This film has a lot going for it. The story and the character development make this film really stand out. Although this film is considered the first Venoms film, i would have to say Invincible Shaolin is where everything really kicks off for the team. Not to discredit any of the earlier work which featured the Venoms and Fu Sheng. The only negative in an almost perfect film would be the fact that the fighting is limited...as compared to later films. The intro training sequences in the beginning when the clan are wearing the masks is worth every penny!
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Kenshiro
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April 29, 2007

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Deadly!!! Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
This movie is cult classic all the way and it will stay that way for a long time. Compared to Five fingers of death ( aka: King Boxer), the story stays fresh and original. Fights are well choeregraph and all of the cast talent is at it's full potential ( I'm talking about the Venoms of course ).
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Kaan
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March 10, 2005

This customer review refers to The Five Venoms (1978) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
CLasSick!!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This is one of the greatest Kung Fu films ever, period!! I would have to place this in my all time top 5 movies.
This film established the 5 venoms(Lu Feng, Law Meng, Wei Bark, Sun Jian & Philip Kwok) and I own every flick they featured on from the Brave Archer to Cripled Avengers and so on. If u don't own this u ain't a Kung Fu fan!!!!
BUY THIS.........
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Anonymous

May 6, 2004

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Great martial arts show Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
Forgetting about the casts, the show is great with lots of kung fu styles and plots.
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