Shaolin Mantis | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | October 13, 2022
entertainment value
Half the time spent actually building characters and mood, the other half is stunning choreography. A prime kung fu movie!
genre Action | Drama | History
synopsis When scholar Wei Fung is forcibly hired by the Manchu Emperor to infiltrate a clan of rebellious Ming Loyalists, his mission goes adrift when he falls in love with the clan's leader's granddaughter. Wei Fung must choose between his new love and his family, who will be put to death if he doesn't return to the palace successfully.
lead actors David Chiang | Cecilia Wong Hang-Sau | Lau Kar-Wing | Lily Li Li-Li | Wilson Tong | Norman Chui | John Cheung Ng-Long | Teresa Ha Ping | Wai Wang | Ching Miao | Gordon Liu Chia-Hui | Lee Hoi-Sang | Lun Ga-Chun | Lun Ga-Chun | Wong Ching-Ho | Lui Hung | Chin Chun | Lam Hak-Ming | Johnny Cheung Wa | Ho Kei-Cheong
director Lau Kar-leung