Blade of Fury
"Blade Of Fury is certainly not one of his best works but it upstages most of the other 1990's "kung fu" garbage. "
Blade of Fury (1993)
Literally: One Dagger Collapsed City
Director: Sammo Hung
Producer: Lo Wei
Writer: Szeto Cheuk-Hon, Cheung Taan
Cast: Sing Ngai, Ti Lung, Cynthia Khan, Rosamund Kwan, Sammo Hung
Running Time: 94 min.
Plot: See Perkele's review below.
PERKELE'S REVIEW: Sammo Hung made a comeback with this 1994's period martial arts piece. Blade Of Fury is certainly not one of his best works but it upstages most of the other 1990's "kung fu" garbage. Too bad that suspension wires were the trend of the decade, because some of the fighting here is really cool. Too many sequences are spoiled with too many wire tricks, but they're still entertaining. The best bouts of the movie take place in some tournament ring (because there is no space to fly) and the kung fu here is really slick (untill the main character steps into the ring)! And I kind of liked that beginnig with half-splitting people and flying heads. The final battle is a disappointment (and so is Sammo's cameo) though it features a few funny death-scenes (one was without a doubt copied from Troma's "Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.").
Ti Lung (in an almost non-fighting role) and Cynthia Khan join forces with Sing Ngai and after Ngai has opened a kung fu school things start to get complex (in just how many movies they deal with an opening of a martial arts school?). Ti Lung's proposed reforms and Sing Ngai's fighting skills gain many foes to them and finally they have no other possibility that to kill all the mean bastards.
PERKELE'S RATING: 6.5/10