Shaolin Abbot (1979)

Director
Ho Meng-Hua

Main cast
David Chiang; Lo Lieh; Cheng Miu; Ku Kuan-Chung; Lily Li Li-Li

Genres
Action, Foreign

Description
While international favorite David Chiang was best known for his roles as a grinning, streetwise, fighter in many Chang Cheh-directed classics, he rarely played a noble warrior monk. But here he portrays the great Chih Shim, the monk who saved the Southern Shaolin Temple. Making this production all the more notable is Lo Lieh, Shaws' first international star, who returns to a role he also made famous - that of Shaolin renegade Pai Mei. This, and even more, makes for a true martial arts epic of the first order.


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