Direct from the golden age of Hong Kong martial arts cinema comes Shaolin Mantis another fast paced fight fest, from the mighty Shaw Brothers studio.
When scholar Wei Fung (David Chiang) is hired by the Emperor to infiltrate a clan of rebellious Ming loyalists, his mission goes adrift when he falls in love the clan leader’s granddaughter and his plans are discovered.
From legendary director and star Lau Kar Leung (The Spiritual Boxer, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin) Shaolin Mantis is another superlative entry from the never ending showcase of 70s martial arts productions. An absolute must for collectors of classic Shaw Brothers movies.
You can pre-order HERE.
Brand-new artwork from R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien & Original Hong Kong poster artwork
2.0 English Mono
2.0 Mandarin Mono
Newly-translated English Subtitles
Audio commentary with Asian cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
Audio commentary with Asian cinema experts Frank Djeng
Complicated Families – David West on Shaolin Mantis
Uncle Tien Chung – An Interview with John Cheung
US Trailer (The Deadly Mantis)
Hong Kong Trailer