GenreAction, Drama Music directorFrankie Chan CountryHong Kong
WriterKuang Ni (screenplay) Release date25 December 1974 (1974-12-25) Initial releaseDecember 25, 1974 (Hong Kong) Film seriesShaolin Temple Film Series CastDavid Chiang (Hu Te-Ti), Ti Lung (Tsai Te-Chung), Alexander Fu Sheng (Ma Chao-Hsing), Chi Kuan-Chun (Li Shih-Kai), Mang Fei (Fang Ta-Hung), Leung Kar-Yan (Chien San)
SimilarShaolin Temple (1976 film), The Pirate (1973 film), Heroes Two
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5 Shaolin Masters a.k.a. 5 Masters Of Death is a 1974 Shaw Brothers kung fu film directed by Chang Cheh, with action choreography by Lau Kar Leung and Lau Kar Wing.
The film focuses on Shaolin's historic rivalries with the Qing Dynasty.
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Hu Te et al. escape the burning Shaolin temple after the Qing soldiers destroyed it in Shaolin Temple. The group of 5 decide to develop secret codes to identify fellow patriots, enlist those patriots and eventually meet up again to escape to the south away from the Qings, and also identify the traitor who sold out Shaolin temple. Ma Fu Yi (the traitor, played by Wang Lung Wei), joins the Qing top fighters to eliminate the rebels but is exposed by Ma Chao-Tsing who gets captured by Ma Fu Yi. Hu meets up with a group of Shaolin men secretly posing as bandits to rescue Ma as their leader is killed in the process, thus the bandits join the rest of the Shaolin patriots.
Suffering continuous defeats at the hands of the Qing kung fu experts, the 5 patriots return to the Shaolin temple ruins to perfect their kung fu and take revenge for their destroyed temple and dead comrades.