It’s the 5th day of the week so 5 is the magic number and we’re revisiting a pair of our favorite Kung Fu films that begin with “five” or the number 5 in the title for you Friday viewing. Both films a Shaw Brothers classics and have been screened more times than I can remember.
1974’s The Savage Five directed by the legendary Chang Cheh and features an incredible cast of actors including David Chiang, Ti Lung, Chen Kuan Tai and Chung Wang.
Following things up is 1982’s Five Element Ninjas aka Super Ninjas which was one of the last Kung Fu films that I remember reading on the theater marquee as a kid. Once again, another Chang Cheh directed film and one of his final films that didn’t feature his usual go cast of actors who had all moved on by then.