• Naughty Boys

    May 3, 2015

    ‘Naughty Boys’ should only be viewed for one reason – the action. All other aspects of the film fall flat on their face.

  • Protégé De La Rose Noire

    May 16, 2015

    ‘Protégé De La Rose Noire’ is an extremely exaggerated and silly comedy that really failed to tickle any part of my funny bone.

  • Shaolin Rescuers

    May 23, 2015

    Although an above average kung-fu flick (as you’d expect from Chang Cheh) this is one of the weakest of the Venoms films.

  • Ten Tigers Of Kwantung

    Jun 10, 2015

    The final word is that this is highly recommended for the teaming of fifteen or so of the top stars of the Shaw Brothers era. As a stand-alone production though, ‘Ten Tigers Of Kwantung’ is not Chang Cheh’s best.

  • The Brave Archer 2

    Feb 26, 2015

    It can not be regarded as a classic of the genre, but can be hailed as a valiant attempt at faithfully adapting difficult source material.

  • The Brave Archer 3

    Feb 26, 2015

    The three films are of course better if viewed as one long film, but that is partially the undoing of this third instalment due to it’s comparatively slow pacing following the hectic earlier instalments.

  • The Daredevils

    Mar 5, 2015

    ‘The Daredevils’ is a fine opportunity to savour a great team of performers who always appear to be so comfortable together.

  • The Kid With The Golden Arm

    Apr 3, 2015

    Not as plot driven or character based as ‘Five Venoms’, ‘The Kid With The Golden Arm’ concentrates on the stylish action that dominates its running time.

  • The Masked Prosecutor

    Apr 21, 2015

    An interesting premise is given a reasonable treatment by experienced director Herman Yau and well-played by a very capable cast.

  • 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.

  • Three Of A Kind

    Jun 11, 2015

    ‘Three Of A Kind’ is harmless enough as a stand-alone feature despite its serious flaws. It isn’t necessarily painful to watch, but any film that has such a lack of creativity is hardly going to inspire.

  • Two Champions Of Shaolin

    Jun 19, 2015

    What starts off in a very prosaic and none too exciting manner quickly develops into another winning entry in the Venoms’ pantheon.