Friday, September 19, 2008

395 STARBUZZ : ' Blood Brothers '

Self-made posters ...

A Shaw Brothers Classic ...

' Blood Brothers ' -

Cast : David Chiang, Ti Lung, Chen Kuan-tai, Ching Li


Diane said...


Amelia said...

Wow, what a movie! Stimulating and fearless martial arts choreography teamed up with overwrought scripts.

Ti Lung's villainous portrayal isn't very convincing. In fact, he's slightly wooden with his facial expressions in spite of the fact that he's an excellent fighter with his real punches and deadly kicks!

David, however, has an easy, assured manner that bordered on the sardonic, i.e. 'being a busybody' and sadly, created a problem of confused loyalties between 3 of them. Still, I think his acting performance outshines his 2 other friends.

Chan Kuan Tai, the hero I looked up to in "The Boxer From Shantung", has come as something of a shock to me in this film. He appears wiry, less macho and makes a mockery of his portrayal as an insensitive, possessive womanizer!

Ching Li, on the other hand, is a sweet, naive and good-hearted married woman at the beginning. However, as the story advances, she succumbs to a brief storm of feminine emotion.......falling so hard and so fast for Ti Lung till the whole incident spirals out of control which leads to tragic finale!

In the end, 3 big heroes died because of one helpless lady. Just not fair! The injustice of that seared my soul.