One-Armed Swordsman & Legend of the Mountain 06/19/18

88 Films/Eureka Entertainment

Guest reviewer Lee Broughton returns with coverage of two well-regarded wuxia films (period martial arts movies set in ancient China). One is an intense action flick from the Shaw Brothers Studio that places a heavy emphasis on bloody and gory depictions of swordplay. The second is a wuxia with a difference: rather than attacking each other with fancy sword moves or flamboyant punching techniques, the mystical fighters employ incantations and magical musical instruments. Starring Yu Wang, Chiao Chiao and Ti Tang; and Feng Hsu, Chun Shi and Sylvia Chang. Separate Blu-rays from 88 Films / Eureka Entertainment.