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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...

Ramblings on Chang Cheh’s ‘THE DUEL’

By Kim August === Where else but in a Chang Cheh movie would frenemies comment on each other’s knife skills as they slice through their targets like butter? The fight in question happens early in The Duel as rival gang bloodshed turns inward toward the Ren clan. Brothers...

Romance Shaw Brothers style…

Love abounds in Shaw Brothers movies. Below are a few favorites featuring sword-crossed fighters, and modern-day innocents who may or may not find their heart's desire.   Have Sword Will Travel (1969) by Chang Cheh. Yun Pao Pao’s (Li Ching) devotion to fiancé Siang (Ti Lung) only...

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...

Black Magic Article By Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

Any self-respecting fan of black magic films owes it to themselves to check out the film that spawned countless imitators and an entire sub-genre of Hong Kong horror films: Ho Meng-Hua's Black Magic. The dark arts show up here and there in earlier films, such as the incredible 1972 Sun...

A SENSE OF PURPOSE: LESSONS BEYOND KUNG FU WITH SHAOLIN TEMPLE

My last article for this site was dedicated to Executioners from Shaolin, so I felt it was fitting that I follow it up with a brief look and discussion about the themes of Chang Cheh’s 1976 overlooked classic, Shaolin Temple. While the former film looked...