Buddha's Palm (1982)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2002-03-24
Summary: The original fantasy extravagenza
Like fantasy martial arts movies? This one started it all. Before "Zu: Warriors From the Magic Mountain," the premier film often considered to have started the genre, there was "Buddha's Palm" from the Shaw Brothers. Although several fantasy kung fu movies have been made after Buddha's Palm (Bastard Swordsman, Holy Flame of the Martial World, Descendant of the Sun), they were inferior in terms of the FX and the entertainment. Buddha's Palm was the first fantasy martail arts film from Shaw Brothers, and it has not been surpassed by any other SB film.