On this episode of Wuxia Weekend we talk about Martial Arts of Shaolin. It is just me and Dionne but our opinions on this movie are pretty strong.
We talk about Chang Cheh's 1976 film Shaolin Temple. Opinions were divided, listen to find out what we thought about this film and its star-studded cast.
We talk about Chang Cheh's "Have Sword Will Travel", an iron triangle film firmly in the wuxia genre. The movie builds slowly to an ending we all agreed was marvelous. Listen to the discussion to hear what everyone thought of the rest of the movie.
This episode we discuss the 1978 film "Soul of the Sword" by Hua Shan, starring Ti Lung and Ku Feng.
The gang is taking off for the holidays, so I ramble about Soul of the Sword and wish everyone Happy Holidays. I give my thoughts on a very dark wuxia tale. Next week everyone will be back to join in a full discussion on the topic.
We talk about The Supreme Swordsman, a filmed that was a pleasant surprise for those of us who had not seen it before. Find out why we enjoyed this Derek Yee and Jason Pai-Piao revenge epic by listening to the conversation.
On this episode of Wuxia Weekend we talk about the 1993 film, Butterfly and Sword. Based on the same source material as the classic, Killer Clans, it is directed by Michael Mak, and stars Michelle Yeoh, Tony Leung, Joey Wong and Donnie Yen.
In this episode of Wuxia Weekend we talk about Tsui Hark's Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. It stars Jet Li, Zhou Xun, Chen Kun, Gwei Lun-mei, Louis Fan, Li Yuchun, Mavis Fan, with appearances by Gordon Liu and Zhang Xinyu. This is the most recent Dragon Gate film, and is set after the events of New Dragon Inn.
Adam and I review Bastard Swordsman, a wuxia film directed by Tony Liu Chun-Ku. It stars Norman Chu, Lau Wing, Leanne Lau Suet-Wah, Leung Ching-Ching, Alex Man, and Lo Meng. Made in 1983, it is on the more gonzo side of the Shaw Brothers spectrum, similar in some ways to Buddha's Palm or Holy Flame of the Martial World. However it is a little more grounded than other films of its kind.