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Shaolin Mantis

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Genres: Action, Drama
Starring: David Chiang, Cecilia Wong, Chia Yung Liu, Lily Li, Wilson Tong, Norman Chu
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Plot Sypnosis:

A rare collaboration between legendary Shaw Brothers director Liu Chia-Liang and equally legendary Shaw leading man David Chiang, Shaolin Mantis has Chiang playing a young noble forced by the Ching government to infiltrate a family suspected of being Ming loyalists, and if he doesn't get the evidence they want, his entire family will be killed. Things become further complicated when the scholar falls in love with the family's granddaughter.

Bonus Features and Specs:

  • Audio commentary with Asian cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
  • Audio commentary with Asian cinema experts Frank Djeng
  • Complicated Families - David West on Shaolin Mantis
  • Uncle Tien Chung - An Interview with John Cheung
  • Trailers:
    • US Trailer (The Deadly Mantis)
    • Hong Kong Trailer
  • Audio:
    • Lossless English Mono 2.0
    • Lossless Mandarin Mono
    • Newly-translated English Subtitles
  • New artwork from R.P. "Kung Fu Bob" O'Brien & Original Hong Kong poster artwork
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1978
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 96
Specs: Blu-ray Disc
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 2.35:1
Audio Formats: Mandarin: DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
Subtitles/Captions: English