• 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.

  • Shaolin Mantis

    May 23, 2015

    Although ‘Shaolin Mantis’ is a well made and above average, it undoubtedly disappoints when compared with Liu Chia-Liang’s best work.

  • Star Runner

    Jun 1, 2015

    This leans more towards the quick-cut close ups of more recent Hollywood efforts. Most of the fights are also glossed over as short “highlights” rather than letting us see the full action.

  • The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin

    Jul 3, 2015

    Liu Chia Liang’s ‘The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin’ is an important cinematic moment and remains influential not just in Hong Kong film-making, but also globally.

  • The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter

    Mar 10, 2015

    Multi-layered and superbly made, ‘The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter’ remains one of the greatest martial arts movies of all time.

  • The Kung Fu Scholar

    Apr 4, 2015

    There’s little to recommend this uncomfortable kung fu comedy so don’t be in any hurry to watch it.

  • The Lady Is The Boss

    Feb 6, 2018

    Often unfairly nudged aside when the career of kung-fu auteur Liu Chia-Liang is considered, ‘The Lady is the Boss’ is a fun action comedy that came near the end of the Shaw Brothers’ hegemony in Hong Kong.

  • Tiger On The Beat

    Jun 14, 2015

    ‘Tiger On The Beat’ is a surprisingly successful outing that proves Liu Chia-Liang was just as capable of handling modern day actioners.

  • Tiger On The Beat 2

    Jun 14, 2015

    There are odd glimpses of entertainment in ‘Tiger On The Beat 2’, but not enough to make this a recommended film to even hardcore action fans.

  • Treasure Hunt

    Jun 16, 2015

    This fun, frothy and occasionally full on violent concoction mashes so many genres together its surprising ‘Treasure Hunt’ turned out this well made, coherent and well, entertaining.

  • Treasure Hunters

    Jun 16, 2015

    ‘Treasure Hunters’ never has a dull moment and from the opening credits to the very last kicks of the finale this is a top-notch Shaw Brothers’ film.

  • True Legend

    Jun 17, 2015

    Action fans in particular will find much to appreciate here, especially the chance to see the Drunken style so excellently represented on screen.