The Flying Dagger (1969)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2001-09-11
Cheng Pei Pei, or anyone else for that matter, never impressed me with acting or, most importantly, sword skills during the 60s swords/heroic SB films. Those who think Cheng Pei Pei played sword like the sword was part of her obviously come from a different stand point. Because to me, she did nothing special with those swords that she waved around slowly for so long. Those were some of the slowest pacing movies I'd ever seen. But then again all movies from the 60s were like that, so I'm not blaming her. Although I was absolutely shockingly disappointed when I first saw her and Wang Yu in their acclaimed martial arts movies. I was most mislead by those rave reviews about their "magical swordplay," when all it was was something my Spanish teacher could have done given the same circumstances.

And since I am reviewing a movie, I might as well toss in my two cents. It's definitely not Cheng Pei Pei's best, and Lo Lieh isn't really that good here either. The film has good quality, though.

[6/10]