Executioners from Shaolin (1977)

Director
Liu Chia-Liang

Main cast
Chen Kuan-Tai; Lily Li Li-Li; Lo Lieh; Wong Yu; Gordon Liu Chia-Hui

Genres
Action, Foreign

Description
A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Pai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom trains him in crane style while he secretly learns tiger style from his father's training manual.


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