Saga Of The Phoenix

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TV HIGHLIGHTS -

(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.


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