Shaolin Mantis

Overview

Lau Kar-leung spins this kung-fu yarn that features a Manchu as the hero, something of a rarity in which Manchus are usually branded villains. Wei Fung David Chiang Da-wei is ordered to spy on the wealthy Tien family, who is suspected to have connections with the recently overthrown Ming. He works his way into the house by posing as a teacher for the family's spoiled daughter, Chi-chi Wong Hang-sau, whose willful disposition has sent many a teacher packing. Though she loathes him at first, soon she falls for Wei,...
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Overview

Lau Kar-leung spins this kung-fu yarn that features a Manchu as the hero, something of a rarity in which Manchus are usually branded villains. Wei Fung David Chiang Da-wei is ordered to spy on the wealthy Tien family, who is suspected to have connections with the recently overthrown Ming. He works his way into the house by posing as a teacher for the family's spoiled daughter, Chi-chi Wong Hang-sau, whose willful disposition has sent many a teacher packing. Though she loathes him at first, soon she falls for Wei, even to the point of claiming to be his lover when Wei's cover is blown. The family elders spare his life on the condition that he never leaves the village. Unfortunately, the Manchu government has his family hostage and if he does not report back they will be killed. Chi-chi decides to go along with Wei has he plots his escape, but to do this, he will have to beat the family's finest kung-fu master.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/2010
  • UPC: 883476029597
  • Original Release: 1983
  • Rating:

  • Source: Weinstein Company
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 23,537

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Chiang Wei Fung
Wong Hang-sau Chi-chi
Huang Hsing-Luiu
Lily Li
Gordon Liu
Technical Credits
Liu Chia-Liang Director
Lau Kar-Leung Director
Szu Tu An Screenwriter
Mona Fong Producer
Chiang Hsing-Lung Editor
Wu Hsu-ching Makeup
Runme Shaw Producer
Johnson Tsao Art Director
Li Yen-Hai Editor
Huang Yueh-Tai Cinematographer
Chen Yung-yu Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Shaolin Mantis
1. Long Live the Emperor [4:54]
2. Martial Arts Test [5:06]
3. New Teacher [5:17]
4. Clan Rules [6:10]
5. Playground [7:41]
6. Writing [5:23]
7. Discovered [5:23]
8. Marriage [4:17]
9. Permission [4:02]
10. First Post [5:39]
11. Bad Temper [5:20]
12. Fighting Through [4:12]
13. Continuing the Battle [7:55]
14. Escape [3:36]
15. Mantis Technique [4:15]
16. Ready to Return [3:13]
17. Vengeance [4:34]
18. Swordplay [3:43]
19. New Kung Fu Style [6:40]
20. Betrayal [3:00]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Shaolin Mantis
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Set up
      Audio Options
         Mandarin
         English
      Captions & Subtitles
         English
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         Spanish
         Subtitles: None
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