GOLDEN MASK is one of the below par kung fu films that Chi Kuan-Chun made after parting ways with Shaw Brothers. These films are far below the quality of his work done with that studio although fans of the genre may find elements of enjoyment here or there. This one has a particularly ridiculous set-up. Kuan-Chun is met by a weirdo in a gold mask who pays him to carry out an assassin. All well and good, until Kuan-Chun discovers that he's just murdered his own brother (how stupid can you get?). The rest of the film charts his progress as he hunts for the mask wearer, looking for revenge.
There's plentiful action here and all of it is low rent and unremarkable. Kuan-Chun did some excellent work at Shaw but the director of this film fails to capitalise on his lead's strengths and as a result he feels unremarkable. The action scenes are certainly brisk but routine, and the whole thing is hampered by the low budget and poor dubbing. The most inventive part of it is the climax, in which Kuan-Chun's opponent has some impressive tricks up his sleeve including spinning guillotine-style weapons and numerous body doubles.
Action / Drama
Action / Drama
Life takes a turn for Chi Kwan Chun after he accepts a contract from the mysterious "Golden Mask". The "mark" turns out to be Chi's brother and after unwittingly fulfilling the contract, Chi gets caught up in a plot to kill the master of Eagle House.
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November 08, 2021 at 04:39 AM