Battle Wizard (1977)

6/10 - Early example of fantasy wu xia
Reviewed by Simon on 18 April 2005
This 1977 film felt more like a 1984 film, which sounds like a compliment until you remember that Shaw Brothers had pretty much stopped making good films by 1984 :p The manic pacing and cheesy special effects put it in the same class as films like BUDDHA'S PALM and Little Dragon Maiden, and if you like that sort of thing it's clearly worth checking out. Don't go expecting Zu: Warriors Of The Magic Mountain though :)

Cast

Danny Lee Sau-Yin
Tanny Tien Ni
Lin Chen-Chi
Chiang Tao
Frankie Wei-Hung

Crew

Director
Pao Hsueh-Li
Action Director
Huang Pei-Chi
Tang Chia
Production Company
Shaw Brothers
Writer
Ni Kuang

See also