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  • Summary: Originally released in 1974, this is a martial arts cult classic.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
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  1. 100
    Simultaneously modern and yet gorgeously primitive with its budget sets and simple but influential score, this is not just a film re-release but a film event.
  2. Called the Holy Grail of the Hong Kong martial arts movies of the '70s, and now that it has been lovingly restored and given a regular theatrical release, it's easy to see why.
  3. 80
    Needs to be seen to be believed, and even then defies belief.
  4. 50
    It's refreshing and unusual to see clever strategy trumping ritual honor in a film of this genre, even if one of the tricks seems gratuitously brutal.
  5. 50
    A must-see for martial arts enthusiasts.
  6. Yu’s filmography includes dozens of pictures between 1965 and 1994, but with its nonstop flurry of fighting, ersatz bloodletting and incidental hilarity, this remains his signature work.
  7. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    30
    A noisy, chaotic affair.

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