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The Avenging Eagle (1978)

Leng xue shi san ying (original title)
Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly as he travels on a soul-searching journey. He comes to the aid of a seemingly... See full summary »

Director:

Chung Sun

Writers:

Hung Chin (story), Kuang Ni (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sheng Fu ... Cheuk Yi-fan
Lung Ti ... Chi Ming-sing
Feng Ku ... Yoh Xi-hung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lung Chan ... (as Chen Lung)
Kuo Hua Chang
Yu Chang Yu Chang
Szu Hsiao Szu Hsiao
Pei Chi Huang ... (as Wong Pei Chi)
Ling-Ling Hung
Eddy Ko ... Wan Da
Wei-Ping Kuo Wei-Ping Kuo ... (as Kuo Hui Pung)
Hui Huang Lin
Hung Lu Hung Lu
Jamie Luk ... Yoh Xi-hung's bodyguard (as Lu Chien-Ming)
Min Min
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Storyline

Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly as he travels on a soul-searching journey. He comes to the aid of a seemingly bumbling man who hardly takes even life-threatening scenes seriously. The man Chi saved starts following him on the road, explaining that he's looking for someone who committed a grievous, unforgivable wrong. As the two travel on the road, it starts to become clear that Chi's companion is more than he seems: he's actually a very skilled martial artist, and his boots contain short blades that he can attach to his sleeves. Chi finally tells his companion his story: he's seeking out a renowned swordsman named Cheuk Yi-fan... not to kill him, but to die at his hand. Chi is haunted of the last job he did with the gang, slaughtering many of Cheuk's family and friends... and Chi himself slew Cheuk's pregnant wife. Chi's companion agrees to help Chi with his mission. But when the two arrive at Yoh's ... Written by looker1010az

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Death was his way of life!


Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

13 September 1978 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vingança do Águia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The lady who plays Sheng Fu's wife in the movie was his real-life wife, Jenny Tseng. They were married from 1976 until his death in July 1983. See more »

Alternate Versions

The master used on the DVD releases by Celestial Pictures is missing roughly one and a half minute of material in the final fight scene. Supposedly the print of that part of the scene was too badly damaged. See more »

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Referenced in Sparrow of Shaolin (2017) See more »

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Above-average Shaw Brothers Production
19 July 2005 | by ChungMoSee all my reviews

With a plot more resembling a Japanese production than your usual kung fu film and excellent cinematography, Avenging Eagle is a very good lesser-known martial art movie. The main actors do their usual good job and the fight scenes are very well done. The whole film has the feel of a good B grade western.

The director, Sun Cheung, has a style apart from the other more well known Shaw directors and he handles the fight scenes with finesse as well as the rest of the movie. HIs movie output is hard to find and guessing from the lack of reviews on IMDb many of his films never made it into the U.S..

I recommend this film for anyone familiar with Liu Chia Liang or Chen Cheh's work. The movie is a change of pace from the baroque and brutal plot lines of Chen Cheh and the elaborate hi-jinx of Liu Chia Liang.


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