Fire Dragon (1994)

When the LD of this movie came out in 1994, I made a VHS copy and carried it around with me. I showed it all over, to anyone who would indulge me. I would tell them that this movie was the real deal. A few years later during the success of The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, several of the initiated contacted me to ask “isn’t that guy Yuen the one who directed that crazy movie you showed me?”

Astounding and strange, this movie is stunning filmmaking. Yuen Wo-Ping directed this film, while his brother Cheung-Yan and Joe Chu Kai-Sang handled the action direction. This was one of the last films that Brigitte Lin Ching-Hsia appeared in and she does her usual fine job. Cinematography by Jingle Ma Choh-Shing is outstanding.

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