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Tie qi men

Cheh Chang Hong Kong, 1980

waywardwaters's rating of the film The Flag of Iron

Flapping freely and soundly in the air, flags are the thematic prop for these dark, caped crusaders, constituting in spectacle a more physically taxing remake of “The Duel.” Alongside said physicality is a set of meticulously placed mental gymnastics in foretaste like a game of fine chess as exiled Iron Leopard must get past the ten assassins of Jianghu and inner clan backstabbing for final extraction of justice.