FIVE DEADLY VENOMS

  • Ticket Price: $11
  • Rating: R
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Director: Chang Cheh
  • Starring: Chiang Sheng, Sun Chien, Kuo Chui, Lo Mang, Wei Pei, Lu Feng
  • Format: 35mm
  • Year: 1978
  • Language: Mandarin with English Subtitles
  • Age Policy: 18 and Up
  • Note: Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Lizard, Centipede, Scorpion, Toad, Snake: when properly used the FIVE DEADLY VENOMS are nearly invincible. A 35mm presentation.

Approaching the end of his life, the ailing master of the secretive Poison Clan sends off his final pupil to discover which of his five previous students uses the clan’s techniques for evil. The problem is, the real identities of the Poison Clan’s members are a closely guarded secret; and each member can only be identified by the animal style reflected on their masks. The hunt becomes an intricate game of hazy motives and shaky alliances, as each of the six kung-fu masters¬†vie to identify and exploit one-another before their own weaknesses can come to light, all leading to several electric clashes in fighting styles.

From Kill Bill to Kung-Fu Panda to Power Rangers, Five Deadly Venoms is a kung-fu film with wide-reaching influence. Though the palate of many Kung-Fu films lean visually on a more bright, hazy side; Five Deadly Venoms is a colorful, vibrant film with a great mystery at its center to boot.

Part of Nitehawk’s August KUNG-FU THEATER midnite series