A clan sends out two of their members (Lo Lieh and Chang Yi) to retrieve a powerful sword to prevent its misuse. Along the way they encounter a skilled swords-woman who is also after the ... See full summary »
An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. ... See full summary »
A plump butcher student of Wong Fei Hung, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as Five Dragons and is accused of raping the head of that school's ... See full summary »
Fong Sai Yuk's uninhibited arrogance toward a Manchu lord forces him to seek refuge in a Shaolin temple. Although abundantly trained in the martial arts, he is no match for Master San Te, ... See full summary »
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...but don't expect the level of fight choreography that you'd see from Tsui Hark or Cheh Chang. It's a great vehicle for Cheng Pei-pei (Come Drink With Me, Crouching Tiger), who wields a whip to great effect. There are many familiar faces from other Shaw Brothers films here, and it's all capably done, though with a bit too much wire-fu for my taste.
One of the unusual aspects of this film is that it takes place during winter, with the outdoor action taking place in snowy fields and forests--I can't recall another martial arts film in a winter setting. This allows our heroine to go about fetchingly in fur-trimmed togs and headgear as she cracks the whip of virtue and honor.
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