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Invincible Shaolin (Nan Shao Lin yu bei Shao Lin) a.k.a. Unbeatable Dragon is a Hong Kong films of 1978 Shaw Brothers kung fu film directed by Chang Cheh. It is one of Chang Cheh's tales of Shaolin's historic rivalries with the Qing Dynasty. It is one of the few Venom films featuring Wei Pai (the Snake).

Invincible Shaolin
Invincible Shaolin FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byChang Cheh
Produced bySir Run Run Shaw
Written byChang Cheh
Ni Kuang
StarringJohnny Wang Lung Wei
Kuo Chui
Lo Mang
Lu Feng
Wei Pai
Chiang Sheng
Sun Chen
Distributed byShaw Brothers Studio
Release date
  • 1978 (1978)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryHong Kong


An evil Qing general (Wong Lung Wei) comes up with a brilliant plan to rid the Qing Empire once and for all of the Shaolin masters. He invites three Northern Shaolin experts to his mansion and has them fight in a contest against three novice Southern Shaolin men already present at his mansion. By royal decree, Shaolin was required to supply experts to teach the Qing troops martial arts. The Northern Shaolin experts easily and decisively win against the South Shaolin men. After the contest, the general visits the South Shaolin men in their quarters later that night and secretly kills the Southerners. He then has his subordinate go to South Shaolin placing the blame squarely on the Northerners. The Southern master of the dead disciples is deceived into believing that the Northern experts killed his disciples. This would begin an internal conflict between both Shaolin schools. It is only when the South Shaolin experts have their final confrontation with the Northerners that the general reveals himself. The experts from both schools realize they have been deceived and manipulated. Joining forces both North and South experts battle the general and his troops to allow some of their fellows to escape and reveal the Qing plot to destroy Shaolin.

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