The Godfather meets Agatha Christie in Chor Yuen’s wuxia film Killer Clans, 1976 production that brought sophistication to the genre

//The Godfather meets Agatha Christie in Chor Yuen’s wuxia film Killer Clans, 1976 production that brought sophistication to the genre

The Godfather meets Agatha Christie in Chor Yuen’s wuxia film Killer Clans, 1976 production that brought sophistication to the genre

Wuxia films went out of fashion the early 1970s when kung fu films took off, but Shaw Brothers studio still saw success in the genre with the works of Chor Yuen, who adapted 19 works by new wave martial arts novelist Gu Long for the company. Chor was an experienced and critically acclaimed filmmaker who had made his name with wenyi (melodrama) films in the 1960s, and his transition to wuxia films resulted in some of the most innovative and accomplished films of the genre. The sophisticated…

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