Sun Chung weds graphic horror elements to the usual martial arts theatrics in Human Lanterns, a notorious piece in Hong Kong cinema.
Tag: 88 films
While energetic, Hero's dated (if influential) new wave style clumsily tells a story of Hong Kong's independence.
An unending parade of non-stop action and masterful kung fu set pieces mark the vintage action classic Monkey Kung Fu from the legendary Shaw Brothers label.
A clever, enjoyable kung-fu romance is at the heart of Shaolin Mantis, and comes well prepared for the tragic fighting to come during a lengthy final chapter.
Legendary Weapons of China is an '80s kung fu classic from the Shaw Brothers which infuses spectacular, high-flying martial arts with supernatural moves.
Betrayal and revenge serve as the core story to Flag of Iron, but it's a film defined more by its creative fighting methods than its plot.
A tale of success, ego, and crude business, Disciples of Shaolin has fun between its dramatic high points.
Establishing the genre's template, The Chinese Boxer grounded kung-fu cinema - literally - and began a decade that defined martial arts action.