The Grand Passion (1970)
Reviewed by: heinz Germany on 2019-11-05
Summary: "Memories of "A touch of Zen"
Director Yang Shih-Ching has been Production Manager for "A Touch of Zen" later (or even in between?)
and this movie has a lot of the same filming locations, well remembered from King Hu's masterpiece.
And the top actors (with the exception of Polly Shang-Kuan who maybe replaced Hsu Feng - which seems to be casted first - see promo article picture) were all casted in "ToZ, too.
It lacks some of the King Hu's magic, but this movie has fine production values and and enjoyable cast.
It's truely one of the few better efforts of taiwanese old-school swordplay-dramas and probably the directors best try (and his first) of the martial-arts genre.
Reviewer Score: 8