• Dragon Fist

    Mar 8, 2015

    Jackie Chan is given one of his more serious roles and succeeds in giving a fine performance both in the acting and the fighting departments.

  • Killers Five

    Apr 3, 2015

    I really can’t find much to criticise in this movie. It’s a short, tight story that is well told, well acted, exciting and at times surprising. Good times.

  • Knockabout

    Apr 4, 2015

    The action is simply electric, most notably the two-against-one finale that pits Sammo and Yuen against Liu Chia Yung.

  • Spiritual Kung Fu

    Jun 1, 2015

    Of course, it is far from perfect and lacks the polish that was applied to Chan’s later vehicles, but it’s still a solid effort that has a distinctly old school charm.

  • 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 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.

  • The New One-Armed Swordsman

    Sep 17, 2016

    In just over 90 minutes so much action, story and style is effortless woven together that it shows the brilliance of one of the genre’s finest minds.

  • The Shadow Boxer

    May 22, 2015

    ‘The Shadow Boxer’ is a fairly standard affair as offered by the Shaw Brother’s studio and is unable to elevate itself to compete with the likes of the classic ‘Boxer from Shantung’ and the exceptional ‘The Water Margin’.

  • 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 Twelve Gold Medallions

    Jun 18, 2015

    Strong performances, intelligently filmed action and an all round aura of quality mean that this comfortably hits a four star rating.

  • Trilogy Of Swordsmanship

    Jun 16, 2015

    Though there is talent behind the lens and in front of it, this is a run-of-the-mill swordplay film with a wasted gimmick.

  • Valley Of The Fangs

    Mar 26, 2018

    From opening credits that ape the Spaghetti Westerns of the period to its surprising epilogue wrap-up, ‘Valley of the Fangs’ is an equally surprising and unexpected hidden gem.

  • Vengeance

    Jun 20, 2015

    There are definitely better films out there than ‘Vengeance’ but Chang Cheh’s experienced editing and camera work do still make it an interesting watch.