13 May 2009 | winner55
Cheap DVD re-release has now taken on the title of another film, "Hero of the Wild." One of the best of its genre in its period. The plot is very odd for the time - at one point a character rapes his own sister to escape detection by enemies! - and you won't guess the real villain here until the end, which is rare for 'fu films of the period.
The kung fu action is intense - as intense as I've seen from historical 'fu films of the period. The acting is above par. Can't say whether the cinematography matches the story, action, and acting, due to format I saw this in, but I suspect the wide-screen version is also above par, many scenes are well-set and well designed.
A real surprise here. Needs to be watched more than once, if only by fans of the genre.