I saw this last night and quite enjoyed it despite the fact it's a contender for the worse dubbing ever, none of the dubbers had even the most basic notions of forming sentences or vocally conveying emotions, at least they embraced a multicultural approach though - I’m sure I heard Brits, South Africans, Indians, Chinese and Americans in there, unfortunately none of them had much of a grasp of the english language.
Story wise it's your typical Gu Long ‘find the identity of the masked killer plot’ (I dunno if Gu Long actually wrote it, but I’d be surprised if he didn’t) there’s traps, secret lairs, a weird flying sedan chair and about 300 characters. Basically it’s one of those swordplay / shapes hybrids that I usually enjoy watching.
Tan Tao Liang performed some decent kicking but didn't look too comfortable with a sword in his hand and Lung Chung Er looked lovely as ever and busted out some decent shapes (with a hint of undercranking). The masked killer, who I’m not going to name, had quite a cool sword with a little device that whistled in the wind and freaked out his opponents for some reason - although he seemed to spend most of his time running away.
Overall it’s not such a bad film but it’s not exactly their best either, the plot moves along at lightening speed and there’s some decent fighting. Certainly worth a look if you like this sort of thing.
A generous 6.5/10
(Not much of a review I know, but I’m relatively busy today and I wanted to write down my thoughts while the film’s fresh in my memory)