Release Year: 1974
Five Shaolin MastersMar 13, 2015
With ‘Five Shaolin Masters’, there is a definite impression that the great director’s inspirational ideas of brotherhood and honour are somehow diluted.
Games Gamblers PlayMar 16, 2015
As an introduction to the Hui brothers or Hong Kong comedy in general, this is a fine starting point.
Ghost Of The MirrorMar 17, 2015
Of itself ‘Ghost of the Mirror’ is a slight, though enjoyable fantasy romance. As an early film from an actress who would become one of Asia’s legends, it is fascinating.
Golden NeedlesJun 14, 2022
Ultimately, it is Joe Don Baker that makes ‘Golden Needles’ worth tracking down; it’s by no means his best work, but he’s always great to watch.
Heroes TwoMar 24, 2015
‘Heroes Two’ is not one of the definitive collaborations between Chang Cheh and Fu Sheng, but it offers quality in most departments.
Men From The MonasteryApr 22, 2015
Chang Cheh delivers a multi-layered kung-fu drama that is ripe with excellent characterisation and well-choreographed action.
Shaolin Kung FuMay 23, 2015
‘Shaolin Kung Fu’ is really just a series of weak fight sequences strung together by a paper thin plot.
ShatterMay 24, 2015
If you like seventies cheese then you might want to pick this one up. Otherwise it’s probably best to avoid unless you happen to be a hardcore Shaw Brothers or Ti Lung fan.
The Legend Of The 7 Golden VampiresApr 6, 2015
‘The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires’ doesn’t exactly set the world alight in either of its attempted genres, but it does remain a fun curio for fans of both studios that certainly still sports some old school charm.
The Shadow BoxerMay 22, 2015
‘The Shadow Boxer’ is a fairly standard affair as offered by the Shaw Brother’s studio and is unable to elevate itself to compete with the likes of the classic ‘Boxer from Shantung’ and the exceptional ‘The Water Margin’.
The SkyhawkMay 27, 2015
Kwan’s performance is a reminder that he will always be the epitome of the senior Wong Fei Hung and ‘The Skyhawk’ is a superior example of his talents.
The Street FighterJun 3, 2015
‘The Street Fighter’ is a throat ripping, eyeball gouging hoot that what it lacks in any kind of decency or coherent plotting makes up for with spades and spades of exploitation.