Skip to comments.Wu hu jiang - The Savage Five (1974) Shaw Brothers Kung Fu film on youtube
Posted on 10/02/2011 7:01:44 PM PDT by lowbridge
Plot (from hkcinemagic): A pacifist village is beset by bandits in this martial arts thriller. "Savage Five" hands-down rivals the ornateness of "Kid With The Golden Arm" and the twist-heavy "Five Deadly Venoms". The always great David Chiang plays a lesser version of his Rover character from "Duel Of The Iron Fist", and Ti Lung, looking incredible here, is at his physical best. Accolades to Chen Kuan Tai and Wang Chung in great sympathetic roles, too. A kung fu classic where the actual martial arts display takes a back seat to the mesmerizing story.
Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.
Shaw Brothers...great stuff.... I remember watching USA’s “Kung Fu Theater” on Saturdays back in the ‘80s.....
I used to watch Kung Fu theater on Saturdays, too, on a high-end cable channel. Golly, twenty-five or so years ago.
Rarely do these gems come up on TCM anymore.
Loved the Bruce Lee vs. 23 warrior monks
and the classic “man shaped holes in the barn” scene...