11 April 2019 | ckormos1
Revenge and a lot more, including a big rubber nose
Li Ching steals a gold bear claw glove, just one, to draw the attention of the Ge clan. Yueh Hua finds her displaying it. Instead of accusing her of theft, he has extraordinary manners and invites her to the home to settle the matter. Li Ching uses this access to start killing her way right up to the old master himself. It is all for revenge for her parent's death.
Once this plays out some controversy is added to the plot. The killing of the parents years ago is complicated and the family leaders disagree about the how and why of the past and what to do now.
The revenge plot is the most used plot in this genre. In this movie some twists and turns are added and a special sword is thrown in too. Our girl is also made more interesting by adding a disability. All that livens up the story line. A rubber nose is also added to Lee Kwan. That is just weird.
The crippled sword fighting choreography was good to start but a bit overdone by the end. This made the later fights look too much alike. Less would have been more in this case. There was also a lot more drama in this movie but the pace held up so the drama did not seem excessive.
My copy is the official Celestial release. I watched an unofficial release about four years ago and that copy ended abruptly about thirty seconds short. You have to watch every last second of this movie. I recommend it to all fans of the genre, rate it above average, and I will definitely watch it again sometime in the future as appropriate.