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This was only John Woo's second effort as a director, but kung fu fans have noted "this looks like a mature Woo picture, with lots of zooming shots and liberal use of slow motion." The same person says, "Though Woo is credited as the screenwriter, one gets the sense that perhaps Golden Harvest insisted the female-oriented scenes (complete with mud wrestling and catfights in a bathhouse) be placed in to increase the 'production value'.
I hardly claim to be an expert on Woo or martial arts films. Heck, I can barely even claim to be a fan, having seen more than the average person but far less than the average kung fu fan. I will just have to take this critic's word for it.
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