Thursday, June 12, 2008
253 SB SWORDSPLAY '70s : ‘ The Protectors ‘
‘ The Protectors ‘
Cast : Lo Lieh, Chang Pei-shang, Yang Ai-hua
Director : Wu Ma
When a security escort discovered his beloved girl fell in love with his fellow colleague, he schemed to set him up by collaborating with a gang of bandits to rob a shipment of silver and made him a scapegoat of the robbery. Then it was up to the righteous knight to protect these silver and single-handedly challenge the treacherous villains …
A classic in terms of the hack-em and slash-em fighting choreography. However, the finale battle seems to end too abruptly and Lo Lieh could be seen using body doubles in a few scenes. The major flaw with this movie is it has only 62 minutes of running time, a very short movie !
Rating : 3 ½ stars of 5