Almost all Five Deadly Venoms
I love the movie Five Deadly Venoms (FDV) and last night I watched Return of the Five Deadly Venoms (Return of FDV) for the first time. I was a little surprised that the movies seemingly have nothing to do with each other. It took me a little while to realize, but I think most of the actors who played the venoms in FDV are in the Return of FDV.
Here is my conclusion. There are really six main characters in FDV. There are the five original pupils (what I would call the five venoms), and then there is the last pupil who goes out to find the five venoms.
Pupil 1 - Centipede
Pupil 2 - Snake
Pupil 3 - Scorpion
Pupil 4 - Lizard
Pupil 5 - Toad
Last Pupil (Pupil 6) - 2nd Lizard
I believe five of the six actors from FDV appear in Return of FDV.
1 - Centipede - Iron Hands
2 - Snake - not in Return of FDV
3 - Scorpion - Iron Legs
4 - Lizard - Blind
5 - Toad - Deaf and Dumb
6 - 2nd Lizard - Idiot
So, while the two movies really have nothing to do with each other, I now understand the meaning behind the title of Return of the Five Deadly Venoms.