Welcome to our blog. We are making this because we know that there are not so many websites/blogs specialized in 80s-90s Mainland China’s movies. We are talking about kung fu movies, action movies and other genres that are not really well known outside China itself.
Plot: Ming dynasty, the shaolin temple is
accused of riots against the government. Qi Tian Yuan (Rongguang Yu), an
officer from the gov, is sent to the shaolin temple to take over. After the
defeat of the old master , Tian Yuan and the army begin to kill all the monks.
Luckily, some of them managed to escape the massacre and run away with the Holy
robe, which Tian Yuan needs in order to take over the temple…
The movie is
released in China
on dvd by Da Sheng company, it does carry both English and Chinese trad. subtitles,
both are burned it (the souce is probably from HK or TW) and mandarin audio.
The movie was also released in USA
with Cantonese audio (as stated in Amazon, I do not own this version).
director, Siu Ming Tsui, directed other martial arts movies such as The
Buddhist Fist (1980), The Rats (1973). His career was almost HK based with just
few co-operation with China.
Yu, on the other hand, started his career with this flick and then he managed
to act in so many movies both in China and HK (for ex. Red Fists (联手警探)(1990), Iron Monkey (1993) and so
As far as I
know almost all the cast were martial artists also in the real life, some even
champions of wushu. Rongguang Yu, if I am not mistaken, was just a really good
acrobat and he picked up MA skills in a very short time. Impressive !
opinion: What a gem! I didn’t
know what to expect from this flick, never I thought it was DA BOMB!
Even though the plot is pretty traditional, the action scenes were just
top notch. Thanks to the skills of the cast (girls and boys) , the movie is
packed with superb fights and training sequences. For example I loved the
training sequences at the Wu Dang mountain and in the Shaolin Temple,
excellent showcase of wushu stuff.
music was great! You gotta love the song played as background of the training
movie is awesome. Ok the story is meh, the love story is meh as well, but who
cares about those things when you have Wushu campions on screen? Nobody!Just go and pick it up, you will not be