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Body Count in this one was Insane !!!
It's pleasing to see such a film in a HD format. Vivid colors and locations. Nice early Shaw.
Golden Swallow is Chang Cheh's sequel to King Hu's Come Drink With Me, featuring the return Cheng Pei-Pei's famous heroine, though as it is a Chang Cheh film, ending up focusing on the boys (Lo Lieh and One-Armed Swordsman's Jimmy Wang). To be fair, King Hu also sidelined the heroine in the first film in favor of Yueh Hua. So yes, it has the Chang Cheh trademarks like dozens of gut wounds and accidental homoeroticism, but as an early Shaw Brothers film, it also has lavish production values and amazing locations. Though martial arts choreography got sharper and sharper until the studio finally stopped making films, it has to be said that interior sets did come to dominate their output. If you have trouble with the Shaw "look", I recommend looking at their films from before, say, 1972. You'll be pleasantly surprised. As for Golden Swallow (if you can't say that with a straight face, call it by its American video release title The Girl with the Thunderbolt Kick, but be aware that it is a complete non sequitur), it's about an obsessive and dangerous love triangle set in the martial world. Wang basically plays a cross between Batman and Punisher, if either of those guys was a creepy stalker who got a woman's attention by framing her for multiple murder. So you thought modern relationships were hard...
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