Invincible Shaolin (1978)

5/10 - Rather generic Shaolin film
Reviewed by Simon on 19 January 2004

This is reckoned to be one of the best Venoms films? Well, guess I'm not much of a Venoms fan! It's a rather generic Shaolin film, with rivalries between North and South Shaolin engineered by the court. Lots of training scenes and some good acrobatics in the fights, but... not all that interesting, and the leads lack the charisma of Gordon Liu, Ti Lung or Yueh Hua for instance.

Kuo Chui and Chiang Shiang are the only venoms I can actually identify by sight in fact.

Edit: Oh how that would change as Celestial continued to release the Shaw Brothers films!

Cast

Sun Chien
Chiang Sheng
Lu Feng
Wang Lung-Wei
Lo Meng
Kuo Chui
Wai Pak
Chan Shen

Crew

Director
Chang Cheh
Action Director
Lu Feng
Robert Tai
Production Company
Shaw Brothers
Writer
Chang Cheh
Ni Kuang
Assistant Director
Chiang Sheng