We have been counting down the days until this very moment! The beginning of Varied Celluloid’s annual Kung Fu Christmas! For the remainder of the month, Varied Celluloid will feature nothing but martial art films for our review section. Every year seems to bring a little something different, but this year it seems that we will be bouncing all over the place. A little old school, a little new school and a whole lotta strange to go around!

Today we look at our first film, a late seventies Taiwanese production starring Barry Wai. Militant Eagle isn’t great by any standards, but it gets the job done and provides several entertaining spots. Click on the cover art and continue reading the review!

The Plot: After winning a successful battle, a high ranking official (Barry Wai) decides to bypass a very honorable raise in order to head home and look after his family. Without a specialty other than fighting, this once-great fighter must become a wandering entertainer. After being run out of town for not paying a cruel tax by the local authorities, this former warrior finds himself at odds with the local government who are pushing around a city full of honorable people. Also joining Barry Wai in this defiance are a pair of local martial artists. The first is a strong and good-hearted swordswoman (Nancy Yen), who simply wants to see the right thing done. The other is a strong butcher (Sit Hon), who defied the local officials (who were taxing small businesses, despite there being a decree stating that local offices should suspend taxation) and watched as his entire family was killed. Will these three be enough to take on the local government and their militia?

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