The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
aka Wu Lang ba gua gun
Genre: Action | Drama | Kung Fu
Country: Hong Kong | Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Language: Cantonese | Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 97mn
Bdrip H264 Mp4 – 1920×812 – 23.976fps – 1.86gb
The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, only two of the seven sons survive. One remains hidden by the family while the other lives on the run. The traitorous general must find them and silence them before either of them can testify to the Emperor of his treachery.
This is an action packed film filled with terrific swordplay and choreography in the battles. Its best to watch on a big screen for full effect. It is a period piece set during the Sung Dynasty, but just suffice to say there is usually something going on. One of the stars, Fu Sheng, was killed in a car crash midway through filming, so its a miracle the film was finished. There’s lots of blood, lots of yelling, lots of running around. As always with these kind of films produced by the Shaw Brothers, the colors are vivid. If you like martial arts films, this is definitely for you.