All Time Kung Fu Cult Classic Also known as… Pick Your Poison and Five Venoms - The dying master of the powerful Poison Clan dispatches his last pupil on a crucial mission. Worried that the skills he has taught are being used to evil ends, he orders the Yan Tieh to trace a retired colleague and warn him that the fortune he amassed from the clan activities is under threat from five of his former pupils. Each an expert in his own lethal combat style, The Centipede, The Snake, The Scorpion, The Lizard and The Toad comprise a truly invincible force. Yan must discover the whereabouts and true identities of these deadly masked warriors, and decide which, if any, he can trust to join him in his perilous mission. A blindingly choreographed blend of intrigue and violence, Five Deadly Venoms adds a truly original dimension to the kung fu genre.

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Five Deadly Venoms (1978)

Action/Martial Arts

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All Time Kung Fu Cult Classic Also known as… Pick Your Poison and Five Venoms - The dying master of the powerful Poison Clan dispatches his last pupil on a crucial mission. Worried that the skills he has taught are being used to evil ends, he orders the Yan Tieh to trace a retired colleague and warn him that the fortune he amassed from the clan activities is under threat from five of his former pupils. Each an expert in his own lethal combat style, The Centipede, The Snake, The Scorpion, The Lizard and The Toad comprise a truly invincible force. Yan must discover the whereabouts and true identities of these deadly masked warriors, and decide which, if any, he can trust to join him in his perilous mission. A blindingly choreographed blend of intrigue and violence, Five Deadly Venoms adds a truly original dimension to the kung fu genre.

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Cast
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Sheng Chiang

Yang Tieh
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Chien Sun

Ma Chou / Kao Chin, Scorpion
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Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok

Ho Yuan-Hsin / Meng Tien-Hsia, Lizard (as Chui Kuo)
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Meng Lo

Liang Shen, Toad (as Mang Lo)
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Pai Wei

Chi Tung, Snake
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Feng Lu

Chang Hsiao-Tien, Centipede
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Lung-Wei Wang

Judge Wang (as Wang Lung-wei)
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Feng Ku

Old Master Yuan (Guest star)
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Dick Wei

Master (as Lung Tu)
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Shu-Pei Sun

Constable Lin Kuang
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Huang-hsi Liu

Men Hua
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Hui-Huang Lin

Prison Gaoler
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Ching-Ho Wang

Constable
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Lao Shen

Fruit vendor
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Han-Chen Wang

Prison Coroner
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Yu-Lung Hsiao

Constable
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Chen-Tu Tan

Constable (as Chen-Tao Tan)
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You-hsing Lai

Yuan Manor Hostage
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Hung Chen

Yuan Manor Hostage
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Kwok Wing Ha

Constable (as Kuo-Yung Hsia)
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Szu-ying Chien

Yuan Manor Hostage
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Tien-chu Chin

Townsfolk
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Kin-Ping Chow

Constable
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Ju Fang

Yuan Manor Hostage
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Ming Fung

Waiter
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Ping Ko

Yuan Manor Hostage
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Tsun Liu

Prison Gaoler
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Hung Lu

Yuan Manor Hostage
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Tung Ting

Waiter
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Yung-Liang Tu

Townsfolk
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Ai-Ti Wan

Townsfolk
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Hsiung Yang

Constable
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Tai-Ping Yu

Constable
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Chris Hilton

Yang Tieh (voice) (uncredited)
Crew
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Cheh Chang

Director
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Cheh Chang

Writer
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Kuang Ni

Writer
Disc Releases
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Five Deadly Venoms

(DVD)

2/2/2002

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Five Deadly Venoms

(DVD)

5/2/2000

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The Five Venoms

(Blu-ray, Digibook)

12/7/2021

Disc Title Front Cover

The Five Venoms

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

10/24/2023

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5 Deadly Venoms

(Blu-ray)

5/17/2011

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The 5 Deadly Venoms

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

8/18/2009

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Five Deadly Venoms

(DVD)

2/7/2007

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Five Deadly Venoms

(DVD)

5/16/2000

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Five Deadly Venoms

(DVD)

5/3/2000

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