The Mandarin Duck-kick is a straight killa and Ti Lung gives zero fucks in this well paced and super bloody Shaw Brothers classic. And whoa, talk about a mean drunk!
Based on a chapter in the novel Water Margin, but holds its own.
I definitely don’t fully get the underlying Buddhist themes if this movie. However, what I do get is that this is a piece of almost perfect movie making way ahead of its time. The story is epic, the cinematography is beautiful, and the fight choreography is excellent. The only thing that drags down this almost perfect movie is the scenes shot at night who tends to be a bit dark, but this is a rather small issue.
And keep an eye open for 18 year old Sammo Hung.