• Challenge Of The Masters

    Feb 28, 2015

    Despite the fact that ‘Challenge Of The Masters’ hasn’t aged as well as some of Liu Chia-Liang’s other notable works, there’s undoubtedly much on offer for genre fans and the casual cinema-goer.

  • 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.

  • Clan Of The White Lotus

    Mar 13, 2015

    Another awesome Shaw Brothers film with an insane concept and some heavenly fight action choreographed by the one and only Liu Chia-Liang.

  • Come Drink With Me

    Mar 1, 2015

    ‘Come Drink With Me’ has convinced me of King Hu’s mastery of film-making and I would certainly consider his work here to be almost equal to the best of Chang Cheh and Liu Chia-Liang.

  • Dirty Ho

    Mar 7, 2015

    This splendid period kung-fu film once again gives evidence of the immense quality that rolled out of the Shaw Brothers studios during the 70’s.

  • Disciples Of Shaolin

    Mar 7, 2015

    The film has stood the test of time in terms of fight action, performances and direction, all of which are exceptional.

  • Five Shaolin Masters

    Mar 13, 2015

    With ‘Five Shaolin Masters’, there is a definite impression that the great director’s inspirational ideas of brotherhood and honour are somehow diluted.

  • Five Superfighters

    Mar 14, 2015

    The generally undemanding nature of the film make this a definite thumbs up for genre-lovers.

  • Flag Of Iron

    Mar 14, 2015

    ‘Flag Of Iron’ is a good film in nearly all of its departments and therefore earns a strong recommendation.

  • Heaven And Hell

    Oct 4, 2017

    ‘Heaven and Hell’ is actually a whole lot more interesting, and engaging, than one would outwardly expect from its (largely) negative reputation.

  • 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 Of The East

    May 23, 2015

    ‘Heroes Of The East’ starts relatively slowly, but when the storyline develops beyond the basic exposition, this is another kung fu treat from ‘The Pops’.

  • 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.

  • Invincible Shaolin

    Mar 30, 2015

    Chang Cheh weaves intrigue into the plot along with a clear sense of humanity and even humour.

  • 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.

  • Killer Constable

    Apr 12, 2015

    ‘Killer Constable’ could have been a genre film with a heart as well as a brain; as it is, this is a good, but not great kung fu film in both action and content.

  • Mad Monkey Kung Fu

    Apr 18, 2015

    ‘Mad Monkey Kung Fu’ features an excellent cast, first-rate action, an absorbing plot and a powerful soundtrack – more than enough reasons to recommend this to any true film fan.

  • Magnificent Wanderers

    Apr 19, 2015

    There are quite a few spurts of fight action, but these are in-keeping with the playful tone of the film and offer little spectacular.

  • Monkey Kung Fu

    Apr 30, 2015

    The bottom line is that ‘Monkey Kung Fu’ is a highly recommended gem with a cast that doesn’t feature the genres big names, but still outshines many better known films.

  • Return Of The Dead

    Jan 6, 2018

    Li’s ghostly anthology achieves its ends as a series of cautionary tales of the ills that might befall those who succumb to their own greed and desires.

  • 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.

  • Return To The 36th Chamber

    May 17, 2015

    ‘The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin’ was a definite achievement in the genre, but this follow-up has its own charm as well.

  • 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.