Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB
Original title: Sien nui yau wan
Hong Kong, 1987. Cinema City Film Productions, Film Workshop. Screenplay by Kan Keito, Kee-To Lam, Tai-Mok Lau. Cinematography by Arthur Wong. Produced by Claudie Chung Jan, Hark Tsui. Music by Romeo Diaz, James Wong. Production Design by Chung Man Yee. Costume Design by Shirley Chan, Huiying He. Film Editing by David Wu.
Imaginative, fun martial arts film involves whimsy, imagination and dangerous stunts, little inspiration but lots of energy. A soft-spoken student takes refuge in a Buddhist monastery and falls in love with a spirit who lives there. She turns out not to be all that she seems, but as you can guess from the bland title (in English, at least), this film offers few surprises to its audience. Still, martial arts fans will get a kick out of the colourful photography and elaborate fight sequences.