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"You must be tired of living!"
wheelerman from United States
7 August 2007
This comes up many times through out this movie and always precedes a
lot of bloody deaths at the hands of the Brothers Five. First off, this
movie inspired me to write my first review on IMDb since I saw no one
has yet and there weren't many votes. I own way over 100+ kung fu
movies, at least half of which are Shaw Brothers. I would have to say
that Brothers Five now easily ranks in my top 10 of entertaining kung
It stars the great Pei-Pei Cheng (Golden Swallow, Come Drink With
Me)who informs five different guys that they are brothers whose father
was killed by evil and corrupt leader of the Flying Dragons, Lord Wan.
Each Brother wants to kill Lord Wan, but they must learn to work
together to get the job done. (Lord Wan does not die easily) Unlike
some Shaw Brothers, the plot is very easy to follow. No wondering who
the hell is who and what side they are on.
This movie is just one fight after the next. There's not really any
hand to hand combat, it's all weapons. This movie has a great variety
of weapons (Swords, halberds, hammers, knives, throwing claws w/chains,
whips, tridents, and many more) all masterfully wielded. It's next to
impossible to count how many people are slaughtered in this film. If
you a fan of bloody action, you will not be disappointed. It reminded
me a bit of Chang Cheh's work or the Lone Wolf and Cub series. The best
part is that the blood sprays do not come across as cheesy.
Director Wei Lo used Pei-Pei Cheng in a lot of his movies, and with
good reason. Her swordplay is incredible. It's a real pleasure to see
everyone in action, each having a different weapon and style.
So if you like non-stop fighting with weapons, an easy to follow but
good plot, and bloody violence, don't pass up this recently remastered
(Celestial)gem from Shaw Brothers. I hope you found this review
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