Not a MENG FEI fan ladies and gentlemen , but I am a huge fan of the great CHEN HSING and even moreso of director WU MA ( along came a tiger ;the heroes ). This is by conventioanl standard your average kung fu fare , with average story , setting and characters. the fight sequencing however, is something else and with a cast like CHEN HSING as a white hair fox villian; LUNG FEI ; MENG FEI ; MA CHEUNG ( two heroes, shooting stars ) and even WU MA himself making an appearance , it is hard to just by pass a material with those ingredients.
CHEN MU CHAN, brother of CHEN KAUN TAI-- shaw legend-- is on hand to choreograph the fight scenes , and he does well with the talents he had to work with .
The story is simply a platform upon which to exhibit the skills of these wonderful martial artists and showcase other forms of chinese martial arts.
CHEN HSING --fox , is weilding his power across a local town and nobody dares to go up against his awsome tiger claw nor his two ruthless henchmen--silver fox and golden fox -who fights as a formidable duo. MENG FEI , a resurgent ching warrior uses ' drunken boxing ' to address the notorious acts of the evil fox and his lackeys. Shapes are on hand to savour, as the duo of silver and golden fox puts on a clinic as does CHEN HSING and to a lesser extent LUNG FEI .
Easily one of MENG FEI'S best movies and one of the few guys onscreen to fight CHEN HSING by himself in a climatic battle scene ---the notable exception being YASUAKI KURATA (black panther).
This is a solid flick , and a winner if you are a fan of drunken boxing ,given true from here by the lead actor (FEI). The tiger claw is an awsome counter-part as CHEN HSING parades it with the ruthlessness that is expected of him when he plays the villian. HSING is one of the best viliians of the genre , to my mind , he has strength , speed and genuine martial arts skills which makes him a formidable foe at any time.
this is a must have..
A worthy purchase for all , even for those with a faint or passing interst in the genre .