| Wicked swordplay among wicked folks seeking gold
Wildly bloody Shaw Brothers martial arts film about a disparate group of thieves all plotting against each other in a race to snatch a cache of gold. Think "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" but replace the slapstick comedy with a lot of violent swordplay. Lo Lieh plays one of the shady swordsmen and is fantastic, but I was most taken with a pair of deadly sisters also trying to get the gold. Overall, the story and characters in this picture were more interesting than most martial arts films and the action was also quite well done, which makes this Shaw Brothers production a must see for martial arts film fans.