Shaolin Mantis (1978)
David Chiang has his enemies "praying" for mercy in this martial arts classic, playing an imperial agent sent to infiltrate a powerful family suspected of anti-government activities. But when he falls in love with the clan patriarch's granddaughter, Chiang must try to save her by developing a new fighting style based on the predatory title insect. Opulent Shaw Brothers drama also stars Wong Hang-Sau, Lau Kar Wing; look for Gordon Liu as a monk in the opening fight. AKA: "Deadly Mantis." 96 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: Mandarin Dolby Digital mono, English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish. In Mandarin with English subtitles/Dubbed in English.