While energetic, Hero's dated (if influential) new wave style clumsily tells a story of Hong Kong's independence.
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A pure Shaw Brothers delight, One-Armed Boxer is a mixture of nonsense, nationalism, and near constant brawling.
Revenge and patriotism blend to give The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter the needed fuel for its outstanding fight scenes.
King Hu's groundbreaking martial arts classic from Shaw Brothers Come Drink With Me helped lay the foundation for future kung fu flicks.
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.
Establishing the genre's template, The Chinese Boxer grounded kung-fu cinema - literally - and began a decade that defined martial arts action.
When the time comes, 36th Chamber is loaded with glorious '70s martial arts, captured in lengthy takes on wonderful, well constructed sets.