Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Hoi Mang, Jang Lee Hwang, Chung Kai Chang, Pao-Shan Chang, Yi Kuei Chang
Director: Chin Hu Tung
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama
5 Stars For Film - I Don't Know The Quality Of This DVD
Scifihorrorfan | Parts Unknown | 06/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've got the World Video DVD version of this film. It's pan and scan, English dubbed, but the image is nice and clear. The only beef I have is the authoring was poorly done because the image freezes for a couple of seconds as the DVD switches chapters. Also, at about the half way mark, the chapter count resets to 1, which is strange.
If you've seen Hell'z Windstaff, which features both Meng Hoi and Hwang Jang Lee, than you'll get a good idea of the pacing of the fight coreography. It's nice and fast (not Jackie Chan 80's fast, but fast enough), and doesn't rely on undercranking. The story is pretty the usual Shaolin against Manchu fare. I didn't like the weapons fighting scene towards the end which had Lung Fei and some other guy up against the protagonist Meng Hoi - I thought it was too slow. But the finale is awesome. Also, there aren't as many fight scenes as Hell'z Windstaff, but there are enough to keep the viewer interested.
A great old school flick with great fight coreography that is real time rather than sped up or using frame cutting to speed up the fights. Meng Hoi is a very agile, acrobatic martial artist. Too bad he took a back seat in the 80's by doing coreography planning rather than acting and fighting."
Erik James | Orono, Me USA | 06/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hwang Jang Lee again plays the villian in this martial arts classic. Unreal Fights, and Some Very impressive styles showcased in this great flik. In one word, Intense!! A must have."