In the last of Chang’s films to host the majority of the Venoms gang (only Lo Meng is absent) and one of the last movies that he made for Shaw Bros., an all-male ensemble partakes in intrigue and murder over coveted artifacts as well as a hidden list of conspirators in a pending palace coup. The showdowns in the titular abode force the fighters to contend with spikes, snares, suddenly slanting steel stairs, and a remarkably adaptable umbrella.
In Mandarin with English subtitles
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Please note: the print we are screening is faded.