Saga Of The Phoenix
(SCM Legend, 10pm) duh, why couldn’t they have scheduled these two movies together? after all, the second is the sequel to the first, both being based on a manga. it’s cheesy late-1980s HK cinema at its ... cheesiest. in the first movie (pic), yuen biao plays a warrior monk/demon hunter type who must prevent ashura (Gloria yip), the King of Hell’s daughter, from unleashing armageddon. during his mission, he is reunited with his longlost brother, who ... also happens to be a warrior monk/demon hunter. it’s the Winchesters of the Orient! except Sam and dean aren’t, you know, monks. in the second film, the brothers must prevent the Hell Concubine from usurping power while keeping an eye on their demonic charge, who is allowed to wander the earth for seven days before being sentenced by Heaven. The sequel also co-stars Hiroshi abe, Shintaro Katsu (Zatoichi!) and Loletta Lee.