Sammo Hung (from TV's Martial Law) directs and stars in this movie about a pseudo-Monk (hence the fact he does not have a shaven head) who wishes to get revenge for the slaying of his uncle by the Manchus. After a nasty defeat and being saved by a Shaolin monk named Samdat (Chen Sing, considered to be the Hong Kong cinema equivalent of Charles Bronson), he learns kung-fu at the Shaolin Temple before venturing on his revenge-filled quest.
This isn't bad, although as you may expect, it pales in comparison to Sammo's later directorial efforts. Some of the seeds he was to sow were visible here for the first time, however, and it is interesting to look at how one of the most sought-after Hong Kong directors, stars and fight choreographers started out. The kung-fu is very technically accomplished as a result of Sammo's skill, and his abilities with weapons is superb as usual, and the climactic fight at the end when he and Chen Sing take on Fung Hark-On and his cronies is awesomely choreographed and shows some superb Shaolin kung-fu techniques from our heroes and some Mantis techniques from Hark-On. They don't do rucks like this anymore!
Stars also include Fung Hark-On (Magnificent Butcher) as the big baddie, but some fun for regular Hong Kong cinema viewers can be found looking for cameos from people such as Casanova Wong (Warriors Two), Lam Ching Ying (Eastern Condors) and Eric Tsang (The Hitman, starring Jet Li).
Contains some nudity, so be warned.