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Rating: 7.5 stars

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Seen on: 04/22/2013

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Bat without Wings (1980)

Directed by Chor Yuen

Action | Mystery | Crime

Most recently watched by sleestakk, sensoria

Overview

When a notorious fiend known as the “Bat Without Wings” returns to his small village after a five-year absence and kidnaps a young maiden, it’s up to her family and a resourceful swordsmen to brave the horrors of the underworld to bring her back home alive.

Length 87 minutes

Actors

Yuen Wah | Yuen Biao | Yuen Bun | Ku Feng | Jason Pai Piao | Ching Li | Derek Yee Tung-Sing | Ku Kuan-Chung | Wong Yung | Cheng Miu | Tang Ching | Ngaai Fei | Chan Shen | Lau Wai-Ling | Yeung Chi-Hing | Ngai Tim-Choi | Liu Lai-Ling | Shum Lo | Au-Yeung Pui-San

Viewing Notes

Bat Without Wings is a weird, sorta supernatural Wuxia martial arts film; probably one of the most bizarre that I’ve seen. Needless to say I loved it in all it’s weird, nonsensical glory.

By turns garishly colorful and ominously dark, the restored Dragon Dynasty DVD is gorgeous to look at, with excellent subtitles and transfer. Another great Shaw Brothers release.

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