• Battle Creek Brawl

    Feb 21, 2015

    It’s fair to say that ‘Battle Creek Brawl’ is an unfair representation of Jackie Chan’s undoubted talents.

  • By Hook Or By Crook

    Feb 27, 2015

    Hung and Wu Ma still manage to keep the film interesting with their charming on-screen personas and some noteworthy kung fu routines.

  • 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.

  • Encounter Of The Spooky Kind

    Mar 10, 2015

    Martial arts, magic and bizarre creatures are blended together seamlessly, with expert direction.

  • 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.

  • From Riches To Rags

    Mar 15, 2015

    Ricky Hui therefore ensures that this is entertaining despite its very unpredictable nature making it an acquired taste.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kung Fu Of Eight Drunkards

    Apr 4, 2015

    ‘Kung Fu of Eight Drunkards’ is interchangeable with most of the other independent productions of the time, the same strengths and weaknesses again apparent.

  • Lackey And The Lady Tiger

    Apr 4, 2015

    ‘Lackey And The Lady Tiger’ is inoffensive genre fodder that is evidence that Mars is much more than just a stuntman.

  • 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.

  • Snake Deadly Act

    May 28, 2015

    ‘Snake Deadly Act’ is a typical example of a good, but not great independent kung fu flick.

  • Super Power

    Jun 5, 2015

    While it’s about as textbook as late 70s early 80s kung fu flicks can get, ‘Super Power’ is a slick fight action flick.

  • The Buddha Assassinator

    Feb 27, 2015

    ‘The Buddha Assassinator’ offers little new in terms of storyline or narrative twists. What it does offer though is some top-quality action from a very able set of actors and another classic stand-off between hero and villain.

  • The Buddhist Fist

    Feb 27, 2015

    Unfortunately, for veterans of old-school flicks, the choreography on display here is nothing new, and a lot of it takes place in the dark, which makes it less than easy to 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 Fighting Fool

    Mar 12, 2015

    Ultimately, ‘The Fighting Fool’ is so captivating because, alongside the superlative action, there is a real chemistry between the two leads.

  • The Heroes

    Mar 24, 2015

    For anyone who wants a change from the late-70s kung fu comedy cycle, ‘The Heroes’ is a film that is heartily recommended.

  • The Invincible Kung Fu Legs

    Apr 6, 2015

    Though the comedy is perhaps too obtrusive at times and does little to advance the film, there is lots to offer fans of the genre.

  • The Loot

    Apr 14, 2015

    This engrossing team prove to be adept at the rigorous fight scenes and the subtle comedy that further lifts the film above the norm.

  • The Master

    Jul 3, 2015

    Though containing enough reasons to warrant a viewing, ‘The Master’ is still not as polished as the better films being made by the studio at the time.

  • The Rebel Intruders

    Apr 3, 2015

    Alongside ‘Invincible Shaolin’, ‘The Rebel Intruders’ ranks as one of the best of the Venoms’ films and one of their most realised.

  • The Sword

    Jun 6, 2015

    During a period where comedy punctuated every kung-fu flick of the time, director Patrick Tam creates a very sombre martial arts drama and never allows the tension to drop.