Shaolin Kung Fu Mystagogue (1976)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2000-09-30
Summary: Flashy and entertaining
Looks a lot like Indiana Jones, on a moderate budget with swordfights added. Mind-bogglingly hard to follow the plot, but with such a lot of action, flashy colour and characters, cross-plotting, tricks and traps, who cares ? Just about every character has some gadget or trick. The main villain has a pair of spinning boomerang blades, which are also very handy for chopping down several trees at one throw. The prince has an impregnable body, wth just one weak spot. And the good guys and villains take turns at being trapped in a room where the walls close in (with spikes) or poison gas comes out or chained-blades attack, or other such stuff.

As with many of these gory extravaganzas, only one of the major characters remains alive at the end. Apart from this disgusting downside, I highly recommend SKFM.
Reviewer Score: 9