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Review: The Heroic Ones

The Heroic Ones  Starring: David Chiang, Ti Lung Directed: Chang Cheh Release Date: 1970 Run Time: 120 Minutes Format: DVD Audio: Eng / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Well Go USA Plot No screen team was more triumphant in the Golden Age of kung-fu cinema than the iron triangle of director Chang Cheh and his proteges David Chiang […]

Review: Disciples of the 36th Chamber

Disciples of the 36th Chamber  Starring: Gordon Liu, Hou Hsiao, Lily Li Directed: Chia-Liang Liu Release Date: 1985 Run Time: 90 Minutes Format: DVD Audio: Eng, Cantonese / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Dragon Dynasty Plot Fong Sai Yuk’s uninhibited arrogance toward a Manchu lord forces him to seek refuge in a Shaolin temple. Although abundantly trained in the […]

Review – The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin Rating: 5 out of 5 Starring: Gordon Liu, Lo Lieh Directed: Lau Kar Leung Release Date: 1978 Run Time: 119 Minutes Format: DVD Audio: Eng / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Dragon Dynasty Plot A young man on a mission of vengeance trains at Shaolin Temple to become a kung fu master, […]

Review: Intimate Confessions of A Chinese Courtesan

Intimate Confessions of A Chinese Courtesan Rating: 4 out of 5 Starring: Lily Ho, Hua Yueh, Betty Pei Ti, Lin TungDirected: Yuen Chor Release Date: 1972 Run Time: 87 Minutes Format: DVDAudio: Eng, Cantonese  / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Image Entertainment Plot She’s got a killer secret! In one of the most outrageous and taboo-smashing Shaw Brothers […]

Review: Return to the 36th Chambers

Return to the 36th Chambers  Rating: 5 out of 5 Starring: Gordon Liu, Kara Hui Directed: Chia-Liang Liu Release Date: 1980 Run Time: 97 Minutes Format: DVDAudio: Eng, Cantonese  / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Vivendi Entertainment Plot Kung-Fu legend Gordon Liu reprises his role as San Te in this action-packed martial arts sequel. Up against unimaginable odds, […]

Review: Web of Death

Web of Death  Rating: 4 out of 5 Starring: Lo Lieh, Ku Feng, Yueh Hua Directed: Chu Yuan Release Date: 1976 Run Time: 87 Minutes Format: Blu-RayAudio: Eng / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Well Go USA Plot It s back to the Shaolin Monastery for one of the most unusual action-packed tales to invade its hallowed […]

Review: The lady Hermit

The lady Hermit  Rating: 4 out of 5 Starring: Cheng Pei Pei, Lo Lieh Directed: Ho Meng Hua Release Date: 1971 Run Time: 97 Minutes Format: DVDAudio: Eng, Mandarin / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Funimation Entertainment Plot She’ll teach you a thing or two about bloodshed.From the vaults of the Shaw Brothers hails a film that showcases the […]

Review: Female Prisoner Scorpion: Grudge Song

Female Prisoner Scorpion: Grudge Song  Rating: 3 out of 5 Starring: Meiko Kaji Directed: Yasuharu Hasebe Release Date: 1973 Run Time: 92 Minutes Format: DVDAudio: Japanese / Subtitles: Eng Distributor: Tokyo Shock Plot Meiko Kaji slices and dices for the fourth and final time in this entry of the audaciously exploitative “Scorpion” series. Continuing to elude capture, Nami […]

Review: Return of Bastard Swordsman

Return of Bastard Swordsman  Rating: 4 out of 5 Starring: Lau Chan, Shen Chan, Kuan Tai Chen, Tao Chiang, Miao ChingDirected: Chin-Ku Lu Release Date:  1984 Run Time: 95 Minutes Format: DVDAudio: Eng, Mandarin / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Funimation Entertainment Plot Just when audiences thought the director couldn’t get more spectacular and outrageous, he unleashed this eye-filling, mind-bending […]

Review: Bastard Swordsman

Bastard Swordsman Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Starring: Shih-Ou Chang, Lau Chan, Shen Chan, Szu-Chia Chen, Yue-yu ChenDirected: Chin-Ku Lu Release Date: 1983 Run Time: 90 Minutes Format: DVDAudio: Eng, Mandarin / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Funimation Entertainment Plot Actor Lu Chun-ku really hit his stride as a director of mystical kung-fu epics, like Holy Flame Of The […]

Review: Hong Kong Godfather

Hong Kong Godfather Rating: 3 out of 5 Starring:  Leung Kar-yan, Norman Tsui Directed: Wang Lung-wei Release Date: 1985 Run Time: 95 Minutes Format: DVDAudio: Mandarin / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Funimation Entertainment Plot The Triad underworld is at war in 1985’s Hong Kong Godfather, a blood-splattered tale of revenge, sex, and corruption. A violent new gang […]

Review: The Sword of Swords

The Sword of Swords Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Starring: Yu Wang, Feng Tien, Pei-pei Shu, Chung-Hsin Directed: Kang Cheng Release Date: 1968 Run Time: 110 Minutes Format:  DVDAudio: Eng,Mandarin  / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Funimation Entertainment Plot This Shaw Brothers classic, masterfully directed by Hua Shan (The 14 Amazons), is a harrowing lesson in achieving […]