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THE SAVAGE FIVE (1974) REVIEW

By Will Kouf of Silver Emulsion Films ===== Contrary to many Chang Cheh films from this mid-'70s period, The Savage Five is not focused on kung fu. Martial arts are present and integral to the story, but those looking for unforgettable hand-to-hand battles will be better served by other...

From Wuxia to Bashers, Epics to Gimmicks: Top 15 Chang Cheh Films

By Matt L. Reifschneider of Blood Brother Film Reviews === Every year, I attempt to craft a new list dedicated to my Shaw Brothers addiction, and every year I seem to give myself an aneurysm trying to whittle down the massive Shaw Brothers catalog into a theme and...

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...

7 MAN ARMY REVIEW BY WILL KOUF OF SILVER EMULSION FILMS

By 1976, Chang Cheh had become tired of making almost nothing but back-to-back Shaolin movies since 1974's Heroes Two. Looking for something fresh to sink his teeth into, he decided on a genre you don't see a lot in Hong Kong film: the war film....

Crippled Avengers’ Black Tiger Dao Tian-Du as played by Chen Kuan Tai

“…Dao Tian-Du. Although his body is intact, his intellect is fragmentary and beyond any remedy.” The Lord of the Dao clan (from The Crippled Avengers) is 45 years old and the father of Dao Chang the Iron Hands. Martial Arts / Weapons Skills: The Black Tiger style, a...