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All the masters of the various martial arts clans desperately want to possess the magic lyre - an item which, in the right hands, has devastating power. The item is placed in the hands of a young security man by a mysterious woman who knows how to harness the power it holds. However, the delivery of the lyre is not her true goal, rather she is out for vengeance on all the masters, and is merely using the poor man as a stalking goat, to catch those who go after him and the lyre. Written by
The forces of evil want a powerful magic ancient lyre that holds the power to destroy them. Bridgette Lin plays Snow, whose family has been killed for the mighty instrument in the past. Now as a woman she desperately wants revenge. Meanwhile, Lau (Biao Yuen) takes the job of transporting and guarding the lyre not knowing or caring how much trouble it will bring. The lame attempt at comedy doesn't work in the films favor, but thankfully the fight scenes, though sparse, compensate for this. These two elements cancel each other out overall and make this fantasy film into something less than it could have been. It still remains watchable though. but to say the film is better than "Swordsman" or "The Legend" is delusional and only serves to tar those incredible films.
My Grade: C+
DVD Extras: Commentary by Ric Meyers and Tai Seng's Product marketing manager; Artwork gallery; Select cast filmographies; and Trailers for "Running out of Time", "Dragon Inn", "Armageddon", "the Duel", "Body Weapon", & "Fist Power"
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