• 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.

  • Crazy Shaolin Disciples

    Mar 3, 2015

    While ‘Crazy Shaolin Disciples’ does have a few merits, I’d have to say that there is far better available elsewhere.

  • 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.

  • Executioners From Shaolin

    Mar 10, 2015

    This masterful kung-fu drama shows how quickly Liang found his own way of conveying his thoughts to the audience.

  • Girl With The Diamond Slipper

    Mar 17, 2015

    Though ‘Girl With The Diamond Slipper’ has a fine finale and some excellent physical comedy throughout, the decidedly flat middle section eats away at the viewer’s patience.

  • He Has Nothing But Kung Fu

    Mar 23, 2015

    This provides solid viewing for fans while the veterans will no doubt enjoy spotting the endless array of familiar faces in the background.

  • How To Choose A Royal Bride

    Mar 26, 2015

    Some may not like ‘How To Choose A Royal Bride’ because of the episodic nature of the story but this is some fun if rather slight entertainment.

  • Lion Vs. Lion

    Apr 13, 2015

    ‘Lion vs. Lion’ is so frustrating because when it’s good, it’s superb. Sadly the focus tends to be on the comedic aspects of the film which range from the amusing to the banal.

  • The Kung Fu Instructor

    Apr 4, 2015

    ‘The Kung Fu Instructor’ may lack the incisive bite of the great Sun Chung works, but the director is still clearly comfortable crafting a confident work from basic ingredients.

  • 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.

  • The World Of Drunken Master

    Jun 28, 2015

    Joseph Kuo can be credited with providing the genre with much to savour, but ‘World Of Drunken Master’ is a very routine kung fu comedy.

  • Winner Takes All

    Jun 27, 2015

    Unfortunately, just as you find yourself warming to his style, Wong Jing falls prey to the failings that would long be associated with him.