Sunday, June 8, 2008

239 SB SWORDSPLAY '70s : ‘ The Avenging Eagle ‘

‘ The Avenging Eagle ‘

Cast : Ti Lung , Fu Sheng , Ku Feng , Shih Sze , Jenny Tseng
Director : Sun Chung


A clan master had adopted thirteen kids and trained them since childhood to be ruthless killers. When one of them decided to break with the gang, the angry master henceforth sent his other killers to rid him. With the help of a mysterious wanderer whom he met during his perilous journey, he eventually defeated his challengers but was shocked to know the wanderer’s true identity…

A typical revenge plot! The ever charismatic and majestic Ti Lung won a ‘ Most Outstanding Actor ‘ award in the Asian Film Fest with his role in this film .

Rating : 4 stars of 5

1 comment:

Amelia said...

The opening scene was subliminal, seeing Ti Lung dying of thirst in a no-man land. Then appeared Alexander Fu Sheng who was kind, considerate, calm and light-hearted. The contrast in their personalities added resonance to their splendid acting.

Alexander Fu Sheng looked very different in this movie. His facial contour seemed slightly longer and he appeared slightly older too, hehehe.......

Ti Lung, whose portrayal as the 9th poisonous eagle sect killer, manifested his ruthlessness and later on bitterness and ruefulness magnificently. I liked the finale despite Ti Lung was accidentally killed by the sleeve-knives of Fu Sheng. Perhaps the wish to clear his conscience of killing Fu Sheng's wife and unborn child was granted.

All in all, it's an excellent wuxia pian no one should miss, esp. if you are an avid fan of Ti Lung/Fu Sheng. I will give 2 thumbs up for the great performance, fantastic script and editing, and for the art cover of the discs as well.:)