Five Deadly Venoms
Directed by Chang Cheh
Another kung fu movie that makes my shriveled heart leap with joy. This is one of my guilty pleasures that I can't really defend against criticism. Still, it is really fun for me and you give it a chance and mix this film with the right snackage, it could be fun for you too!
The master of the Poison Clan is dying and fears that his colleague is in danger because of his large fortune. He enlists his pupil Yang to warn his colleague and discover the whereabouts of his former, potentially corrupted students (Centipede, Snake, Toad, Lizard, and Scorpion). Each man has a distinct fighting style and weakness. How fun is that? It's pretty much a video game already.
I will say I found this film to be a bit more confusing than other marital arts movies. Now that I have written that, it seems embarrassing because really, what is more simple than a kung fu movie plot? I still had a great time with this one. The fighting scenes were absolutely fascinating.
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The snake role was originally going to be played by a woman! Ugh. That would have been so cool.