Jin yan zi (Golden Swallow) (Mistress of the Thunderbolt) (The Girl with the Thunderbolt Kick) (1968)

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Golden Swallow (Pei-pei Cheng) is living peacefully with her "friend" ('Lo Lieh' ) by a waterfall. She has seemingly given up her death-dealing ways but soon she is accused of going on a bloody rampage against an evil clan. As it turns out, the actual culprit is an old beau named Silver Roc ('Jimmy Wang Yu' ) who is impersonating her to draw her out into the open. A complicated love triangle develops as her affections are torn between the two men while all three must also deal with the evil kungfu clan.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International
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½

Chang Cheh, renown for male chauvinism, tilts the focus away from actress Cheng Pei Pei in "Golden Swallow" a disappointing, mediocre follow-up to 1966's excellent "Come Drink with Me" one of the first martial arts films to feature a female protagonist. Chang is no King Hu and as such the ambience is not there and neither is the narrative. The actors are fine and the martial arts, while inferior to the original's ballet-style choreography, are square with other Shaw Brothers productions of this period. The script is a featherweight romance that cannot anchor the film and Chang succumbs to his lust for cruel torture and heinous executions once too often. Even with the finale looming which promises to bring together Jimmy Wang Yu, Cheng Pei Pei, and Lo Lieh in an orgy of bright red syrup -- boredom, unfortunately -- has already taken hold.

Adam Laidig
Adam Laidig
½

A wuxia classic, directed by Cheh Chang, who directed a lot of great wuxia films like "one-armed swordsman" series. Pei-Pei Cheng plays the same character, female swordsman Golden Swallow, as King Hu's "Come Drink With Me." Comparing to King Hu, Cheh Chang definitely emphasizes more on storytelling and sword fighting. Especially in filming actions, Cheh takes much more time on actual battles than the process, and camerawork is really modern and dynamic because of efficient use of hand-held cameras and other many devices. In terms of drama, however, at least in this film, Cheh is a little bit too formal and explains too much by words. It is disappointing to see the core of this film is love-triangle of two men and the heroin and her at first being an independent and smart female swordsman but later getting just a normal heroin who struggles to choose one true love. I like Golden Swallow in "Come Drink With Me" much better, since she never yields to men as a woman. Cheh is surely a good storyteller, but what he is interested in is different from King Hu. Soundtrack in this film is cool, by the way.

Naoya Kugimiya
Naoya Kugimiya

I can't remember why I liked this movie completely. Maybe if Flixster added it to their database earlier instead of shuffling the 1,000,000+ ratings for 'White Chicks' they would have done things right.

Sean N
Sean N

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