Disciples of Shaolin
It is little wonder why Cheh Chang is considered legendary. Not only did he usher in a whole new kind of "yanggang" (macho) cinema, but he was also one of the most prolific and consistent directors in the world. He made more than 70 films in the period between 1960 and 1975, but this was considered one of the most notable. A nominal sequel to the equally acclaimed Shaolin Martial Arts, this powerful production came a year later and cemented Sheng Fu's superstardom with a performance many proclaimed the best of the young lead's career. It is also one of the last Cheh Chang films choreographed by Liu Chia-liang, who was becoming a legendary director in his own right. Together, they made this tale of the Shaolin vs. Manchu conflict - played out at a textile mill - one of the highlights in kung-fu film history.
Starring Alexander Fu Sheng, Kuan-Chun Chi, Ming Li Chen
Director Cheh Chang