Fist of Legend – the characters

The emotional complexity and depth of the characters is a strength of director Gordon Chan’s 1994 film Fist of Legend, and this is conveyed by action and dramatic scenes equally. These scenes combine to create a “fully developed political arena” in which “generic heroism” (1) (or lack of) is tested out by the film’s characters…

Fist of Legend – Upcoming Blogs

I am about to start posting a series of blogs about Fist of Legend (1994) – directed by Gordon Chan, choreographed by Yuen Wu Ping, and starring Jet Li, Chin Siu Ho, Kurata Yasuaki and Billy Chau. I don’t devote much space in my blogs to summarizing the plots of movies. Why bother when there…

Mini Review: Clans of Intrigue.

Shaw Brothers, 1977 Starring Ti Lung, Pei Ti, Nora Miao, and directed by Chu Yuan. This is a wuxia film filmed in a historical setting with a nod towards James Bond. Our handsome hero (Ti Lung) lives a glamorous life as a Master of Thieves on a houseboat surrounded by a bevy of beautiful female…