I agree with Q SPAWN Q - this is one GREAT Kung Fu flick.
What really stands out is that the "White Dragon" is not so heroic. He actually is a bit of a jerk in some ways, and subtly conceited. in the end he does the right thing, but not for the "right" reasons. In fact this guy is more 'dragon' in how he behaves than 'human'. But lest you start thinking "CHEESY" he actually underplays it and in doing so makes one of the best antiheroes I can think of. He "out-Snakes" Russell's Plissken (and I REALLY like EfNY).
He uses his spear in ways that are nothing less than phenomenal. The "big fight" at the end is intelligent and creative without getting comic book.
Don't get me wrong - this is just one more of the grindhouse Kung Fu flicks of its day. What makes it so memorable for me is the well written, well acted character of the White Dragon and the creative and intelligent fight scenes.
Well worth catching if you can.
And I, too, wish I could own this one on DVD!
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