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Men from the Monastery (1974)
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Men from the Monastery (1974)
Original name: 少林子弟
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Shaolin firebrands Fang Shih-yu, Hung His-kuan, and Hu Huei-chien are as famous in Asia as the Three Musketeers are in America and Europe. So when the “godfather of the kung-fu film,” Chang Cheh decided to tell their stories with Alexander Fu Sheng, Chen Kuan-tai, and Chi Kuan-chi in the roles, it was cause for celebration. The resulting film is one of the most lauded and beloved in the director’s filmography, and remains a highlight in all the stars’ careers.
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, fight, shaolin, exile, patriotism, qing dynasty

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Duration: 93 min.
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The Shaolin Avengers (1976)
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Duration: 97 min.
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New Shaolin Boxers (1976)
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Duration: 96 min.
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