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THE FLYING GUILLOTINE (1975)

By Brendan Davis of The Bedrock Blog === Inventive weapons are one of the things I love in wuxia and kung fu movies. From the locking swords of One-Armed Swordsman to the Five Venom Spider of Web of Death, they come in all shapes and sizes, but...

THE PROUD YOUTH: REVIEW BY BRENDAN DAVIS

“Living isn’t that important, but drinking is.”   The Proud Youth is director Sun Chung’s take on Jin Yong’s The Smiling, Proud Wanderer. This is a movie I was half expecting not to like. The source material is long, with lots of characters, and an hour and...

What Price Honesty? Review By Brendan Davis

In many movies, heroes may suffer, but joining them on their journey is easy. In What Price Honesty?, the director, Patrick Yuen Ho-Chuen, paints a bleak moral world that forces the viewer to ask themselves just how far along the hero’s path they’d be willing...

TI LUNG DOUBLE FEATURE: DUEL OF FISTS AND DESTINY’S CHAMPION

Ti Lung and kickboxing are the common threads in Duel of Fists and Destiny’s Champion. The protagonists in each could not be more different but both movies deal with the role of fighting in shaping or revealing character. And at the heart of each film...

FIVE BONE-CHILLING MONSTERS AND VILLAINS FOR OCTOBER

Here are five Shaw Brothers villains to repulse and frighten for the autumn holidays. If you are looking for something on the spooky side, this is a great selection of madmen and vengeful spirits to watch during October. Putting this list together was actually quite...