Monday, February 14, 2011
Written by Chia-Lang Liu
Directed by Chia-Lang Liu
Produced by The Shaw Brothers
Starring Tiet Wo Fu, Sheng Fu, Hou Hsiao, Chia Hui Liu (aka Gordon Liu)
It is discovered that one of the men sent to extend the reach of a major crime / kung fu organization has decided to work against that family. The family sends assassins out to destroy him. His reasons for doing this are basically that they use things like Mysical Boxing and he thinks that magic dilutes true kung fu.
The Woman (by proxy)
I'm bored of the Shaw Brothers.
NOW I'm bored of the Shaw Brothers. This movie had all the elements. There was a real plot and real character development; and there were a lot of great exhibitions of martial artistry. The philosophical discussion at the end was even intellectually interesting. But the fights themselves ended up being repetitive, even though the participants were pretty serious ass kickers. It wasn't enough to hold my interest for a hundred minutes.
If you haven't seen one of these in a while and you like kung fu movies from the 70s and 80s then you'll probably get something out of it. Otherwise, take a nap.