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10 October 2019 | ckormos1
| The ending is up in the air
It starts with a guy chased down and captured. His wife asks the town chief for mercy. The heinous fiend is banished for his crimes. He commits rape and robbery on the way back to his gang. Sun Chia-Lin fights off a rapist. Cut to the heinous fiend hosts a party for his big dumb son who lacks sexual experience. Back to the rapist brings some buddies and takes on Sun Chia-Lin again with the same results.

I have no personal information about Sun Chia-Lin other than her credits. She was in 52 films from 1971 to 1987 and many of them were martial arts films. I have watched and reviewed a few of her movies but this is the first time I really noticed her. In this movie her fights were above average. She did ten or more moves before a cut, had power and focus, and appeared balanced and comfortable with the punches, kicks, and blocks, and even some acrobatic moves.

I'm a hard core fan of this genre and have watched thousands of martial arts movies but I've never heard of the leads in this movie despite each of them having a significant amount of credits. My copy is a typical VHS size and quality video. There are dual Chinese and English subtitles. The English subtitles seem to have been added by a fan. Thank you, unknown fan.

The storyline is awkward with the villain introduced first and our girl and her male friends brought into a conflict without reason. But anyone watching this movie today would only be a hard core fan of the genre and certainly used to feeble stories and just watching it for the fights. There is a lot of good fighting in the movie. It is almost all hand to hand. Most of the fights are above average but instead of getting better toward the end I felt the fights got sloppy toward the end. There was a lot of arm flailing, wind mill moves, and high kicks that showed a lot of blue sky between the foot and face.

I rate this movie just a tad above average for the genre of martial arts movies of the golden age from 1967 to 1984 and recommend it for hard core fans.

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14 September 1974



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