Five Superfighters (1979)

5/10 - Pretty dumb
Reviewed by Simon on 26 June 2007

An arrogant fighter goes around beating up kung fu teachers to "correct their bad kung fu". The 3 students of one master decide they must avenge their teacher's beating... by leaving without a word of explanation to find other, hopefully better, teachers. They agree to meet up in 6 months and see if they can beat the villain.

This is the sort of kung fu film the term 'chop-socky' was presumably coined to describe... just an excuse for a bunch of training and fight sequences. Fine if that's all you care about, but I do look for more myself. The plot is clearly not a selling point here, and though it's a nice enough looking film it's not exceptional in any aesthetic sense... so really apart from the talented martial artists (not clear which five give the film its title), not a lot to recommend here. Passable enough though.


Kwan Fung
Hau Chiu-Sing
Austin Wai
Tony Leung Siu-Hung


John Lo Mar
Action Director
Hsu Hsia
Production Company
Shaw Brothers