Rating: 7.5 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 05/16/2020
Most recently watched by sleestakk
Sworn-brothers expert martial artists are the targets of a mysterious killer, which seems to bear a grudge against them for what happened several years ago.
Length 118 minutes
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo | James Tien | Lo Wei | Elliot Ngok | Lisa Chiao Chiao | Wilson Tong | Tien Feng | Huang Chung-Hsin | Ku Feng | Paul Chang Chung | Teddy Yip Wing-Cho | Lan Wei-Lieh | Lee Kwan | Nau Nau | Erh Chun | Li Ching | Chow Siu-Loi | Hao Li-Jen | Tsang Choh-Lam | Wong Chi-Ming | Simon Chui Yee-Ang | Ling Hon | Sa Au | Liu Kei | Hsu Yu | Lee Tin-Ying | Hoh Wan | To Wing-Leung | Chai Lam
This is great! Has so many of the things I love about Shaw Brothers’ films and features a handicapped character as the central figure of the story. Shen Ping Hong (Li Ching) had her legs crippled when she was a child after watching her parents murdered. From that day she sought revenge on those responsible. Finally after years of training to become an ultimate badass she begins her bloody vengeance. So good!
And that’s only the first half of the movie! The second half involves a quest to heal her legs which takes the SB crew on location in the snowy mountains of China. I always appreciate the off-set stuff they produce and it’s nice to see the actors out in the real wilderness.
Solid performances by the usual SB house cast including Elliot Ngok in a significant role (he falls in love with Shen) and Ku Feng, who wants her prized Jade Warrior sword. Also a beautiful babyfaced Sammo Hung gets some screen time as one of Feng’s guards.
Been a while since I’ve viewed a SB flick so this was a good one to watch and an ideal afternoon matinee film. DKUTV programmed this as part of their “Chinese Takeout” feature for Saturday and I’m so glad they did bc I hadn’t seen this one and it’s not on Amazon.
DKUTV started using Twitch to broadcast so I fired it up on my TV and looked good, almost as good as SB films on Prime. Much better than the other platform they used.