Shaw Brothers old film fully restored from the
Running time 96 minutes
Critics praised this Liu Chia-liang (a.k.a.
Lau Kar-leung) version of the Shaolin
destruction and revenge epic, calling it the
preeminent kung-fu director's greatest on the
theme of history, martial arts, and family.
Little wonder, since it also shows how Liu's
own family style of kung-fu, Hung Fist, was
created. There are unforgettable sequences
throughout: highlighted by a honeymoon kung-fu
contest and no less than three titanic
confrontations with the traitorous White-Browed
Hermit. The critics were right: Liu has out-
done himself... As usual!