HK Cinema - 1978
Chang Cheh continued his success with a new series
of kung-fu films – The Five Deadly Venoms. This series of films continues
to be popular till this day. Cheh put together a second team of actors
to portray the five venoms – lizard, toad, scorpion, snake and centipede.
Cheh gave each character a unique fighting style based on their name. The
five actors were in ten films and the films gained a reputation as being
very violent and over the top.
Some of the second teams other films were:
Crippled Avengers (1978), The Daredevils (1978), The Kid from the Golden
Arm (1979), Ten Tigers from Kwangtung (1979), Spearmen of Death (1980),
Masked Avengers (1981) and their final film House of Traps (1981).