This Shaw Brothers martial arts classic follows Jin Fei, aka King Eagle, a skilled but reclusive warrior. With warring clans fighting it out all around him, Fei remains a neutral avenger of the innocent until love draws him inexorably into battle.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
The film begins with death and ends in mourning, a bare-to-the-bones wuxia that peps up the classical tale of a hero who just wants to be let alone through slight adjustments and nice spacial wits in the fight scenes. Chang Cheh is still hit or miss for me but this was great.