Producer: Runme Shaw
Summons To DeathNov 27, 2017
Ultimately viewer satisfaction with ‘Summons to Death’ will arguably be measured by one’s affinity for both the Sean Connery-period Bond films or sixties era sensibilities and filmmaking stylings.
Swordsman And EnchantressJun 6, 2015
While I normally find myself quite happy to suspend disbelief for a Gu Long/Chor Yuen collaboration, ‘Swordsman And Enchantress’ is a real test of my patience.
The Brave ArcherFeb 26, 2015
Unfortunately ‘The Brave Archer’ is one of Chang Cheh’s least assured efforts as he foolishly tries to fit in all of the sub-plots and characters of this vast novel.
The Brave Archer 2Feb 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 Call-GirlsOct 19, 2017
It entertains, titillates and amuses, as well as throws in a hint of social commentary as afterthought, but it’s a giddy, gaudy way to spend some time, providing of course that the subject matter itself doesn’t offend one’s sensibilities to begin with.
The Chinese BoxerFeb 28, 2015
Although dated, ‘The Chinese Boxer’ is historically fascinating and provides an interesting point of reference to the many films that would follow.
The Kid With The Golden ArmApr 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 Knight Of KnightsApr 4, 2015
‘The Knight Of Knights’ could easily be considered standard Shaw Brothers fair, if it weren’t for the slight twist on the style of storytelling.
The Lady HermitMar 12, 2018
‘The Lady Hermit’ still manages to stand up well decades on as an extremely entertaining, if not extremely gory, example of the Shaw Brothers armed combat films in their prime.
The Magnificent TrioApr 19, 2015
With a director of considerable merit, a cast of fine performers and action that, while not exactly trail-blazing, is certainly very watchable, ‘The Magnificent Trio’ is another good release from Celestial.
The New One-Armed SwordsmanSep 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 Rebel IntrudersApr 3, 2015
Alongside ‘Invincible Shaolin’, ‘The Rebel Intruders’ ranks as one of the best of the Venoms’ films and one of their most realised.