• Fantasy Mission Force

    Mar 11, 2015

    ‘Fantasy Mission Force’ is a ridiculous film, but if you think you’ve seen every curio that Eastern cinema has to offer, this is worth watching.

  • Island Of Fire

    Mar 30, 2015

    For a low budget, rushed production, the emotional content of the film and the quality of its cast save the day providing us with a kung fu influenced ‘Shawshank Redemption’ wannabe.

  • Master Of The Flying Guillotine

    Apr 21, 2015

    It’s hard not to be drawn into director Wang Yu’s eccentric world with its almost Python-esque techniques and fights.

  • One Armed Swordsman Against Nine Killers

    May 9, 2015

    A few moments of Wang Yu madness creep into the film to enliven things, but this is mostly a hard slog to get through.

  • 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.

  • Temple Of The Red Lotus

    Jun 9, 2015

    At the end of the day, ‘Temple Of The Red Lotus’ works as more of a historical artefact than a genuinely exciting swordplay feature.

  • 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 Guillotines

    Mar 21, 2015

    While certainly mounted on a sometimes epic scale and beautifully shot, Lau’s film disappoints due to rushed character motivations, unconvincing drama and an excessive use of slow motion.

  • The Magnificent Trio

    Apr 19, 2015

    With a director of considerable merit, a cast of fine performers and action that, while not exactly trail-blazing, is certainly very watchable, ‘The Magnificent Trio’ is another good release from Celestial.

  • The Sword And The Lute

    Jun 6, 2015

    If you enjoyed the previous two films or perhaps have an affinity for the more old fashioned Shaw Brothers movies, then you’ll no doubt find something to appreciate in ‘The Sword And The Lute’.

  • The Trail Of The Broken Blade

    Jun 16, 2015

    A four-star movie that, due to its heavy-handed closing shots, loses half a star; the same idea was used with much more sophistication at the end of ‘Anonymous Heroes’.

  • The Twin Swords

    Jun 18, 2015

    ‘The Twin Swords’ isn’t the type of Shaw Brothers production that will appeal to everyone, mainly due to its fairly dated style that lacks the superior fight choreography.