25 March 2007 | jbagley
An excellent early 70s Shaw Bros. swordplay
Li Ching is great as the orphaned girl seeking revenge for her parent's murder in this 1971 classic swordplay from Shaw Bros. This was the last film that Lo Wei directed for Shaw Bros. before moving to Golden Harvest.
Contrary to another review on this site - this is not a "kung fu" movie. If you are expecting endless fights and Jackie Chan-style action you will be disappointed. However, if you are a fan of classic swordplay/wuxia movies or are curious about the types of films that more recent titles like "Hero" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" were inspired by, you can't go wrong with this one. Just be sure to get the newly remastered widescreen DVD version with the original Mandarin audio.