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Crippled Avengers

AKA: Return of the Five Deadly Venoms, Mortal Combat


Director: Chang Cheh

Stars: Chen Kuan Tai, Lu Feng

Very good old-school kung fu movie with a standard revenge plot (a group of fighters wants revenge on the man who crippled them in various ways) paired with some bloody fight sequences. The script is done well, focusing on themes of loyalty and brotherhood that would, of course, figure heavily into the heroic bloodshed movies of the 1980's, most notably John Woo's (who worked under Chang during his early days in the HK movie industry).


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