The Kung Fu Superhero in Chang Cheh's Five Deadly Venoms

Five Deadly Venoms (sometimes screened as Five Venoms) was the first hit film of a Hong Kong-based collective of actor-choreographers dubbed the “Venom Mob,” which had a structure of principle and second-tier members that presaged the Wu-Tang Clan’s own always-expanding network of affiliates. The film focuses on the five members of the Five Venoms House and the war they wage on each other while searching for a treasure in a small village.

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