Month: December 2013

Scorpion Thunderbolt

Scorpion Thunderbolt (1985) Director: Godfrey Ho Writers: Godfrey Ho Starring: Richard Harrison, Juliet Chan, Bernard Tsui, and Maura Fong The Plot: Okay, let’s try and piece this one together. There are two stories that are unfolding within Scorpion Thunderbolt, and within this IFD product, Godfrey Ho and company barely try to tie them together at…

Diamond Ninja Force

Diamond Ninja Force (1986) Director: Godfrey Ho Writers: Godfrey Ho Starring: Richard Harrison, Melvin Pitcher, Andy Chrorowsky, Pierre Tremblay, and Kong Do The Plot: Diamond Ninja Force tells the story of an ancient battle between ninja sects… kinda. In a previous ninja war, the Diamond Ninja Force had defeated the nefarious Black Ninja Clan. After…

Tiger on the Beat 2

Tiger on the Beat 2 (1990) Director: Lau Kar-Leung Writers: Cheung Lai-Ling and Kelvin Wong Starring: Danny Lee, Conan Lee, and Ellen Chan The Plot: In this sequel to Tiger on Beat, we follow police officer Sgt. Lam Yik Lim (Danny Lee) as he is tasked with finding a wife for his nephew Buffalo (Conan…

Saving General Yang

Saving General Yang (2013) Director: Ronnie Yu Writers: Edmond Wong, Liu Shijia, and Ronny Yu Starring: Adam Cheng, Ekin Cheng, Vic Zhou, Wu Chunm, and Raymond Lam The Plot: Our film begins with a brief lovestory unfurling between Yang Yansi, the sixth of seven sons within the prestigious Yang family, and the lovely Princess Chai.…

18 Fatal Strikes

18 Fatal Strikes (1978) Director: Chan Yeung Jing Writers: Chih-hung Hsieh and Sung Pe Liu Starring: Wei Tung, Dean Shek, Wen Chiang-lung, and Lung Sze-Ma The Plot: 18 Fatal Strikes takes place during the Qing dynasty. The film opens with Wong Wu Ti (Lung Sze-Ma) showcasing his Shaking Eagle Claw style (which has him making…