THE BASIC FIVE
|LIZARD: Kuo Chui|
|CENTIPEDE: Lu Feng|
|SCORPION: Sun Chien|
|BABY LIZARD/STUDENT: Chiang Sheng|
|TOAD: Lo Meng|
BEYOND THE BASICS
|Being the astute Venoms fan that you are, you will have noticed that someone is missing from the basic line-up. The would be Wei Pai, or the Snake. While he was one of the title characters, Wei appeared in only a handful of Venoms films.
Another actor, Mr. Yu Tai Ping is said to have appeared in all of the Venoms films. Yu was a stage manager and a on set martial arts instructor for the Venoms flicks. A Peking Opera trained performer, Yu lacked the movie star looks, but certainly had the moves down!
|THE SNAKE: Wei Pai|
|Yu Tai Ping|
|One of the bright spots of any Venoms movie was the supporting cast. There were a few movies that highlighted the excellent weapons skills of Kuo Chui, Lu Feng and Chiang Sheng. It is unknown whether Sun Chien and Lo Meng were left out of these films because they lacked these skills, but with the talented supporting cast in place, it created a whole different aspect to the movie.
Actors such as Chu Ko and Chin Siu Ho were not only capable of countering the Venoms with their charisma, but could keep up with the sword, trident or whatever weapon they were called on to handle.
Movies such as MASKED AVENGERS, LEGEND OF THE FOX, and SWORD STAINED WITH ROYAL BLOOD are great examples of their work.
|top: Lu Feng, Kuo Chui, Chin Siu Ho
front: Chiang Sheng, Chan Wei Man, Lung Tien-Hsia