• Jump Ashin!

    Apr 2, 2015

    For all its minor shortcomings though, ‘Jump Ashin’ is an affecting production that has enough of a hardened edge to make the eventual redemption welcome.

  • Kung Fu On Sale

    Apr 4, 2015

    ‘Kung Fu On Sale’ is strictly for fans who absolutely must see every film the genre has to offer. The majority of viewers would be best advised looking elsewhere for entertainment.

  • Lucky Seven

    Apr 17, 2015

    This Taiwanese outing is much more Hong Kong than Hollywood, so it comes complete with kick-ass kung fu fights and a group of children that don’t actually make you want to vomit.

  • Lust, Caution

    Apr 18, 2015

    The pace, the emphasis on spy procedure rather than spy spectacle and the often graphic nature of some scenes may not be to everyone’s taste but ‘Lust, Caution’ is a challenging film made for adults.

  • Mafia Vs. Ninja

    Apr 19, 2015

    If you’re a big Robert Tai fan, add a star to the following mark; most though should see ‘Mafia vs. Ninja’ as a cheap and cheerful mix of kung fu and surrealism.

  • 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.

  • My Life’s On The Line

    May 3, 2015

    For everyone looking for a fight-filled evening’s entertainment, ‘My Life’s On The Line’ will satisfy even the most jaded viewer.

  • Ninja In The USA

    May 4, 2015

    ‘Ninja In The USA’ certainly isn’t anything special but it’s still a fairly pleasing low-budget chop socky that has some well-handled action.

  • Ninja Vs. Shaolin Guards

    May 4, 2015

    Although the plot may be somewhat lacking, ‘Ninja Vs. Shaolin Guards’ remains a very entertaining outing thanks to a wealth of well crafted kung fu fights.

  • No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti

    May 4, 2015

    Chen Wen Pin and his on-screen daughter are excellent in the films two most important roles, bringing a humanity to characters who represent a sad underclass in Taiwanese society.

  • Of Cooks And Kung Fu

    May 5, 2015

    ‘Of Cooks and Kung Fu’ does feature some inventive action and a star in Jacky Chen who is adept at acrobatic fisticuffs.

  • 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.

  • Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing?

    May 11, 2015

    There’s no doubt that much is wrong with ‘Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing?’, but there’s also an undeniable power of never quite knowing how the narrative will turn out.

  • Prodigal Boxer

    May 16, 2015

    By no means unexciting, the choreography still lacks a stylish edge and tends to appear archaic at times. This is compensated by director Chai Ying Min’s brave concentration on the various relationships of the story.

  • Shaolin Ex-Monk

    May 23, 2015

    Liu lights up the screen with his explosive bootwork while Jack Long and the endearing Blacky Ko provide extra physical presence.

  • Shaolin Kung Fu

    May 23, 2015

    ‘Shaolin Kung Fu’ is really just a series of weak fight sequences strung together by a paper thin plot.

  • Shaolin Vs. Lama

    May 24, 2015

    ‘Shaolin Vs. Lama’ is a notch above most Taiwanese chop sockies simply because Lee Tso-Nam knows how to keep it interesting.

  • Shaolin Vs. Ninja

    May 24, 2015

    The fight scenes are about the film’s only saving grace but even they aren’t enough to make it a worthwhile watch.

  • Snuff Bottle Connection

    May 29, 2015

    Without doubt this is a powerhouse film that will satisfy even the most demanding fans of the Jade Screen. Worth tracking down at all costs.

  • Sorrowful To A Ghost

    May 31, 2015

    Unless you find poorly made kung fu movies a source of amusement then I would seriously suggest you steer well clear of ‘Sorrowful To A Ghost’.

  • Swordsman With An Umbrella

    Jun 6, 2015

    One of the subtitles proclaims that one character ‘suicided himself’. After viewing ‘Swordsman With An Umbrella’ you may be tempted to mimic his actions.

  • The 18 Bronzemen

    Jul 2, 2015

    Kuo lets the odd moment of peculiar editing affect an otherwise slick kung-fu drama; the final twenty minutes in particular seems far too rushed in comparison to the majority of the film.

  • The 7 Grandmasters

    May 22, 2015

    It’s a pity that ‘The Seven Grandmasters’ is nearly a classic, but not quite. The reason it falls short and the reason why many of Kuo’s features stumble in the same way is the ending.

  • The Boxer’s Adventure

    Feb 26, 2015

    ‘Boxer’s Adventure’ is another entertaining kung fu film from the 70s that delivers some outstanding action scenes. If you are a fan of the genre then this is an ideal choice to fill the gaps in your collection.