• 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 Blood Brothers

    Feb 24, 2015

    ‘The Blood Brothers’ was not a disappointment in any way and this classic Chang Cheh tale of loyalty, love and revenge is an consistently engaging martial arts drama.

  • 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 New One-Armed Swordsman

    Sep 17, 2016

    In just over 90 minutes so much action, story and style is effortless woven together that it shows the brilliance of one of the genre’s finest minds.

  • The Thundering Sword

    Jun 12, 2015

    While it hasn’t aged well in comparison to ‘Come Drink With Me’ and even some of Chang Cheh’s early work, it still proves to be a mildly diverting Shaw Brothers’ swordplay film.

  • The Tigress Of Shaolin

    Sep 1, 2019

    Despite having all of the benefits of being made under the Shaw Brothers’ banner – solid production values and a notable cast – this is insipid film-making.

  • Twelve Deadly Coins

    Jun 18, 2015

    Perhaps the greatest flaw found within this well-made, yet uninspiring swordplay film is its reliance on theatrical melodrama rather than tension or real emotion.

  • Vengeance

    Jun 20, 2015

    There are definitely better films out there than ‘Vengeance’ but Chang Cheh’s experienced editing and camera work do still make it an interesting watch.