The Battle Wizard (1977)

Directed by Hsueh-Li Pao, starring Danny Lee, Ni Tien, Chen-Chi Lin and Shao-Chia Chen. Saying that this Shaw Brothers movie, based loosely on the novel ‘Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils’, is off the wall is no understatement… The pre-credit sequence features the Emperor’s brother sending light beams from his fingers to shoot off the legs of hisContinue reading “The Battle Wizard (1977)”

Snake Monsters! Ninjas! Hopping Vampires! The Very Weird World of IFD!

IFD Film Arts was a Hong Kong film studio originally created by producer Joseph Lai after he split from Asso Asia Films. IFD made some martial arts action classics like THE MAGNIFICENT, DRAGON ON FIRE and THE DRAGON THE HERO, but what I want to chat about now are some of the other, madder, monster-orientedContinue reading “Snake Monsters! Ninjas! Hopping Vampires! The Very Weird World of IFD!”