The Eagle Shooting Heroes

Judging from what I sampled, this is a silly but enjoyable Hong Kong camp romp (1994), directed by Jeff Lau and with the same basic cast (Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia, Jacky Cheung, Maggie Cheung) and story as Wong Kar-wai’s much more serious Ashes of Time, which was made around the same time. It’s full of swordplay, pratfalls, and other kinds of acrobatics, and the fantasy details include jet-propelled silver boots, a crystal ball, and a magic drum. The decor is gaudy, and the speed is delirious. (JR)

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