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邊城三俠 (1966)
Magnificent Trio

Reviewed by: j.crawford
Date: 01/26/2007
Summary: a compelling, vivid film.

Magnificent Trio is the 3rd feature film directed by the now legendary Chang Cheh for the Shaw Bros. studio. The film features a very young Jimmy Wang Yu along with a very young Lo Lieh and a very young Cheng Lui as the three martial artists of the title. The movie has a colorful, compelling story that builds to a grand finale. Mr. Chang was fortunate that producer Runme Shaw teamed him with experienced action directors Tong Gaai and Liu Chia-Liang. They take full advantage of the cast’s sharp skills. The Celestial DVD is well worth a look if you are a fan of the old school martial arts films.

Reviewer Score: 8

Reviewed by: MrBooth
Date: 01/19/2004
Summary: 3.5/5

***1/2 THE MAGNIFICENT TRIO: Solid piece of film-making from Chang Cheh.

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: balstino
Date: 10/07/2003
Summary: Well worth a watch, a finer example of a Shaws films...

Pretty bloody good really. Great characters and story, action was cheesy and dodgy but still entertaining. I thought the whole film felt like a Kurosawa, although not as accomplished. The last half hour went on a bit but this is definitely one of the better Shaws I have seen.

Reviewed by: pjshimmer
Date: 05/30/2001
Summary: Good film

Excellent story, slow pacing, likable characters, chessy action and lots of bloody battles.