Wild fantasy wuxia flick from the eighties. It checked all the boxes for a good kung fu flick: Revenge, training sequence, soap opera twist, vivid florescent 80's colors (I think I saw some headbands & leg warmers on a few female fighters). What a great walk down memories from my childhood.
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A brother and sister seek vengeance for the death of their parents.
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Old school blackbelt theaterReviewed bytuanhvuVote: 8/10
Set bound martial arts / magic kung-fu insanity. Flying remote controlled swords, a woman who shoots explosive rays from her finger, the ghostly laugh power. At one point there is a fight with a corpse / mummy that speaks English! A lot of skeletons are tossed around. Overall the film moves along at a good clip but it really exists in an alternate universe. If strident unreality is not your thing avoid this film at all costs.
Some of the "outdoor" scenes seem to have been shot in a small garage. You can see the wall painted sky blue only a few feet away from the actors. It is a little confusing as the lead good guy "The Phantom" and the lead bad guy "The Monster" resemble each other.
Regardless, I enjoyed the film.
A latter-stage fantasy from Shaw and it's a real hoot. A youthful Max Mok plays an upstanding hero raised by Phillip Kwok, playing a legendary figure with an impressive "ghostly laugh" technique. There's plenty of back story in the tale of separated siblings, rival clan leaders, power-hungry megalomaniacs, revenge and magical weaponry. The pacing is super-fast and this one's chock-full of wacky special effects and even crazier fight scenes that take wirework to the next level. It's cheap at times, extremely cheesy and thoroughly cheerful with it; what's not to love?!