• Clan Of Amazons

    Mar 1, 2015

    ‘Clan Of Amazons’ is an elegant swordplay film that shows how entertaining the genre can be when the various components are properly blended.

  • Clans Of Intrigue

    Mar 1, 2015

    However challenging – and at times frustrating – this swordplay drama is, there’s nonetheless enough reasons to stay watching and endure to the conclusion.

  • Death Duel

    Mar 6, 2015

    ‘Death Duel’ is a bleak, nihilistic swordplay film that embodies all of the qualities that one expects from a Chor Yuen adaptation of a Gu Long story.

  • Have Sword, Will Travel

    Mar 23, 2015

    Fine performances, good cinematography and a well-paced storyline – despite the difficulty on my part to pick out its failings – will offer most viewers a rewarding 100 minutes of entertainment.

  • Heaven Sword And Dragon Sabre

    Mar 23, 2015

    The director has taken complicated source material and distilled it into something arresting before, but here he finds too many sub-plots to balance and too many characters to accommodate.

  • Heroes Shed No Tears

    Mar 24, 2015

    ‘Heroes Shed No Tears’ is the kind of complex swordplay film that was attempted after the demise of the Shaw Brothers movie making empire, but often lacked the skilled control that Chor Yuen offered.

  • Heroes Two

    Mar 24, 2015

    ‘Heroes Two’ is not one of the definitive collaborations between Chang Cheh and Fu Sheng, but it offers quality in most departments.

  • Iron Bodyguard

    Mar 30, 2015

    There’s weaknesses in some of the plot twists, but there’s also good action, fine performances and the kind of bold visual statements that linger in the mind.

  • Legend Of The Bat

    Apr 6, 2015

    ‘Legend Of The Bat’ suffers from the same problems as its predecessor, namely its headache-inducing twists and turns.

  • Men From The Monastery

    Apr 22, 2015

    Chang Cheh delivers a multi-layered kung-fu drama that is ripe with excellent characterisation and well-choreographed action.

  • My Rebellious Son

    May 3, 2015

    With a studio-bound feel that ages it beyond its years and an ambling storyline that sees the useful sub-plots cast aside, ‘My Rebellious Son’ rarely shines.

  • One-Armed Swordsman

    May 7, 2015

    Without any argument, ‘One-Armed Swordsman’ is therefore a quality swordplay film that has much to offer to viewers today.

  • Opium And The Kung Fu Master

    May 9, 2015

    ‘Opium and the Kung Fu Master’ is top-notch old school action but it can’t quite get away from some things that used to mar such films.

  • Return Of The Sentimental Swordsman

    May 17, 2015

    There’s therefore much to recommend this superior sequel, a film that takes the best elements of the original and invites viewers to contemplate a message beyond the common expectations of the genre.

  • Roving Swordsman

    May 19, 2015

    It may be a routine swordplay flick that ambles along with little revolutionary, but ‘Roving Swordsman’ is nonetheless watchable enough to warrant a purchase.

  • Shaolin Hand Lock

    May 23, 2015

    It boasts some top notch fight scenes which are further enhanced by another standout performance from the late great Lo Lieh.

  • Shaolin Intruders

    May 23, 2015

    ‘Shaolin Intruders’ doesn’t offer any of the genre-defining moments that leap out of the true masterpieces of the genre.

  • Swordsman And Enchantress

    Jun 6, 2015

    While I normally find myself quite happy to suspend disbelief for a Gu Long/Chor Yuen collaboration, ‘Swordsman And Enchantress’ is a real test of my patience.

  • The Anonymous Heroes

    Feb 18, 2015

    ‘The Anonymous Heroes’ is the kind of spectacular romp that has an infectious sense of enjoyment pouring off the screen.

  • The Avenging Eagle

    Feb 19, 2015

    This is a kung-fu film with enough substance and genuine quality to please even the most demanding or cynical movie fan – an assured recommendation.

  • The Blood Brothers

    Feb 24, 2015

    ‘The Blood Brothers’ was not a disappointment in any way and this classic Chang Cheh tale of loyalty, love and revenge is an consistently engaging martial arts drama.

  • The Chinese Boxer

    Feb 28, 2015

    Although dated, ‘The Chinese Boxer’ is historically fascinating and provides an interesting point of reference to the many films that would follow.

  • The Convict Killer

    Mar 2, 2015

    ‘The Convict Killer’ is held together by the confidence of the man behind the lens and the excellent cast gathered together.

  • The Heroic Ones

    Mar 24, 2015

    Chang Cheh’s ‘The Heroic Ones’ is an ambitious and sumptuous martial arts epic that set a benchmark for Shaw Brothers at its time of release.