Third part of a trilogy started with White Lotus Cult and Sam the Iron Bridge, this is a very traditional historical drama which has some very good action in the finale. Problem is that the film is plodding and boring getting there. This movie is most notable for the appearance of Chiu Cheung Gwan as the bad guy. Under utilised here, Chiu was one the best martial artists around at the time. See Sammo Hung's Blade of Fury for a better example of Chiu's skills.
Reviewer Score: 6
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