Holy Flame of the Martial World (1983)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2001-01-16
Summary: Excellent
Not quite as slam-bang an actioner as Alex (see "Links") portrays, but it's still an entertaining and fast-paced madness and action fest. This is the only HK film I've ever seen where the guy who does the loud evil laugh is NOT the villain. The scenes where the old master does this laugh, called "Ghostly Cries", are ripping good fun and simply hilarious.

I've never been a big fan of Max Mok. Perhaps it was that the first two films I saw him in were of him playing eunuchs with weak characters ! But even wimpy Max is a blast in this one.

There's flying people and flying fu, a school of girl fu vs a bunch of other male fu schools, and all the usual romance and intrigue. Not quite the classic Alex makes it out to be, but still highly recommended.
Reviewer Score: 8