Tuesday, June 10, 2008

247 SB SWORDSPLAY '60s : ’ Temple Of The Red Lotus ‘

’ Temple Of The Red Lotus ‘

Cast : Jimmy Wang Yu, Chin Ping, Lo Lieh, Ling Po
Director : Hsu Cheng-hung


Part I of the 'Red Lotus Temple' Trilogy !

While on the way to his future in-laws’ house, a noble knight witnessed some bandits attacking guards escorting a shipment of gold. He was later wounded by a dart but in the nick of time, a mysterious swordswoman ‘ Scarlet Maid ‘ came to his rescue….

Rating : 3 ½ stars of 5

1 comment:

Diane said...

This is one of Jimmy Wang Yu's first wu xia roles in SB. He was inexperienced, insecure and his sword fighting was dull and lacked energy, but by the end of the trilogy, he his acting and swordplay developed immensely.

I love this Kan family saga, it was based on a famous novel. I have watched the this movie a lot of times, and I still enjoy watching it. The movie was made more interesting with the addition of "scarlet maiden" which was played by Ivy Ling Po. I have to add that Fung Bao Bao, who played Siao Ling, was a brilliant child star and absolutely adorable!

Jimmy Wang Yu and Chin Pin indeed made a wonderful screen couple. Lo Lieh, in his first wu xia role, faired better than Jimmy Wang Yu in my honest opinion.