• Sorrowful To A Ghost

    May 31, 2015

    Unless you find poorly made kung fu movies a source of amusement then I would seriously suggest you steer well clear of ‘Sorrowful To A Ghost’.

  • Swordsman With An Umbrella

    Jun 6, 2015

    One of the subtitles proclaims that one character ‘suicided himself’. After viewing ‘Swordsman With An Umbrella’ you may be tempted to mimic his actions.

  • The Chinese Boxer

    Feb 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 Heroic Ones

    Mar 24, 2015

    Chang Cheh’s ‘The Heroic Ones’ is an ambitious and sumptuous martial arts epic that set a benchmark for Shaw Brothers at its time of release.

  • The Twelve Gold Medallions

    Jun 18, 2015

    Strong performances, intelligently filmed action and an all round aura of quality mean that this comfortably hits a four star rating.

  • Valley Of The Fangs

    Mar 26, 2018

    From opening credits that ape the Spaghetti Westerns of the period to its surprising epilogue wrap-up, ‘Valley of the Fangs’ is an equally surprising and unexpected hidden gem.

  • 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.

  • Yakuza Deka

    Jun 29, 2015

    Despite some excellent action with Chiba on top form, it’s the unintentionally comical moments and camp overall feeling that win out.

  • Yakuza Deka: The Assassin

    Jun 29, 2015

    While it may still be an adequate time filler, ‘Yakuza Deka: The Assassin’ is really nothing more than a carbon copy of the first film.