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Last Hurrah for Chivalry & Hand of Death: Two Films by John Woo Blu Ray (Eureka!)

These two early wuxia (period martial arts) adventures from the iconic John Woo offer some fun but don't exactly count amongst the director's best. Hand of Death is also notable for featuring an early appearance by the Three Brothers - Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao.

Last Hurrah for Chivalry

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Iron Monkey (1993) dir: Yuen Woo-Ping Blu Ray (Eureka!)

Yu Rong-Kwong plays the titular Robin Hood-style hero in this classic wuxia which revolves around the childhood of Chinese martial artist Wong Fei-Hong. The plentiful action is exhilaratingly wild yet gracefully choreographed, while the occasional moments of character are crafted with a genuine poignancy.

Iron Monkey (1993)

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The Flying Guillotine (1975) Blu Ray (88 Films)

An entertaining but lesser Shaw Brothers production featuring Kuan Tai Chen as an assassin who questions the morality of his assignments.

Feng Ku in The Flying Guillotine

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Masked Avengers (1981) Blu Ray & DVD (88 Films)

More Shaw Brothers Hong Kong cult entertainment courtesy of 88 Films Asia.

A nasty way to go in The Masked Avengers

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Killer Constable (1980) Blu Ray & DVD (88 Films)

Superb Shaw Brothers Wuxia is one of the finest and most distinctive of its kind.

Kuan Tai Chen in the Shaw Brothers-produced Killer Constable

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