Shaolin Deadly Mantis, also known as Deadly Mantis, Deadly Shaolin Mantis, is a 1978 Shaw Brothers film directed by Lau Kar-leung, starring David Chiang and Liu Chia Hui.
(Synopsis): A young court official (David Chiang) is sent by the government to spy on a prominent family who are believed to be rebels. Once inside, he falls in love with the elder's daughter. To get her out he must defeat siblings and father. From this comes the development of the Shaolin Mantis style. Action-packed from start to finish, including a cameo by the master killer himself!
Starring: Chiang, Wong Hang Sau, Lily Li Li-Li, Lau Kar Wing, Wai Wang, Wilson Tong (Wai Shing), John Cheung (Ng Long), Lee Hoi Sang, Wong Ching Ho, Cheng Miu, Norman Chu, Chan Chuen Cameos: Gordon Liu (Chia Hui)
Director: Lau Kar Leung Producer: Runme Shaw Action Director: Lau Kar Leung, Wilson Tong Wai Shing Features: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9, Trailers Running Time: 96 minutes. Languages: English (Dolby Digital 1.0 - Mono) Subtitles: None Region Coding: All Region Format: NTSC, Distributed by: Shaw Brothers StudioRelease date: 1978