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Ifa Isfansyah's The Golden Cane WarriorSTORY70%DIRECTION65%ACTING70%VISUALS75%SOUND75%POSITIVESDistinct wuxia-style storyGreat action choreographyVery good actingNEGATIVESA little tiresome during the middleLingers between art and action wuxia2016-06-0171%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (1 Vote)71%
Indonesia has its own wuxia genre, called silat, which actually refers to a class of indigenous martial arts. The genre has been abandoned for many years, but Ifa Isfanya decided to revive it, using a budget of $2 millions, a sum quite exuberant for the Indonesian film industry.
In distinct wuxia style, the story revolves around Cempaka, a female Silat master known as The Golden Cane Warrior, and her four students, Biru, Gerhana, Dara and little Angin, all of whom are children of enemies she killed in battle. Cempaka plans to name her successor, who is to receive her powerful Golden Cane along with her ultimate technique. However, when she names Dara, Biru, who is the strongest fighter amongst them, »
- Panos Kotzathanasis
It starts with a Classic
The season will kick off with a Gordon Liu classic “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin”, then will continue for a further 3 Friday nights which will include Shaw Brothers classics such as King Boxer (Lo Lieh), Come Drink With Me (Cheng Pei-Pei) and The One Armed Swordsman (Wang Yu).
I have to say, they have chosen some great movies and anyone who is a fan of Kung Fu and Wu Xia cinema need to watch these and record then watch again. The second season (Which stars in April) will include The Five Deadly Venoms and The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter, so far.
Also every movie will play with original language and English Subtitles.
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