Five Deadly Venoms (1978, HGK) C-97m. SCOPE ** D: Chang Cheh. Starring Chiang Sheng, Philip Kwok, Lu Feng, Wei Pai, Sun Chien, Lo Meng. Considered by some to be a genre classic, this Chang Cheh eastern starts out interestingly, then becomes talky and confusing. A dying master tells his last student about five of his best students - each endowed with an invincible fighting technique - and instructs him to stop them from stealing money amassed by his clan. Even the fight scenes are average at best. Also known as FIVE VENOMS, and PICK YOUR POISON.

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