White Dragon must get a list with the names of rebel supporters to Prince Ma Tung, the leader of the rebellion. Trying to stop him in his mission is the evil Prime Minister, who naturally ... See full summary »
During the Manchu (Qing) Dynasty, commissioner Ma Chui Kau was a man of peace until a massacre tore apart his family and honor-bounds him to capture the notorious outlaw Hsiung-Wu; that is, until the outlaw captures the commissioner.
Nieh Cheng (Wang Yu) lives and wants to die by the Junzi code. Yen Chung Tzu (Tien Feng) seeks him out for an act of revenge. Nieh's promise to his mom prevents him from agreeing. When she passes, Nieh seeks to fulfill his destiny.
The presence of Jimmy Wang Yu is what makes this particular 1970s kung fu movie stand out a little from most of the countless others made in this period. He's in good form here, and when he is on screen and in action, the movie has enough spark to grab your attention, particularly the awesome action packed last fifteen minutes. Unfortunately, the bulk of the movie simply isn't very good at all. Though it's a quest for vengeance, it's not only an extremely slow-moving quest, it is also a very confusing one. I was paying close attention, but it didn't take long for the plot to become hopelessly muddled to me. To top things off, the fight sequences without Jimmy Wang Yu are not particularly well choreographed or directed. I would only recommend the movie to Jimmy Wang Yu fans, and only if they have fresh batteries in their remote so they can zip past the many drab parts and get to the parts where they can see their idol in action.
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