22 March 2004 | ryan-277
genre fans will love this one!
The video version available in the US doesn't do it justice, but this is actually a pretty enjoyable kung fu film. Tons of lengthy fights, all sorts of weapons and even a couple of "special techniques"! One of the heroes fights with a three section staff (you remember it as the weapon Gordon Liu invented in Master Killer) which is in my opinion a totally underused weapon in most martial arts films, and there is tons of great, over the top swordfights!
Fairly standard revenge plot, but still warrants multiple viewings at my place for the last couple of years, this movie fits it along the lines of other Joespeh Kuo films like "Shaolin Temple Strikes Back" however the ending is a bit of a let down but there's some interesting camera techniques that probably influenced films like "Ninja Hunter".
It'd be nice to see a widescreen version on dvd...