Film Review: Beach of the War Gods (1973) by Jimmy Wang Yu
Those less familiar with the Wuxia genre would perhaps be unaware of just how big a star Jimmy Wang-Yu was in the years prior to Bruce Lee’s emergence. Best known for his appearances as the “One Armed Swordsman” and the self-directed “One Armed Boxer” he was one of the pioneers of the martial arts film. Whilst his career would decline as the 1970’s wore on, he left a body of work ripe for rediscovery. With Eureka Entertainment releasing a 50th anniversary edition of his fabled “Beach of the War Gods”, it’s a good a time as any to revisit his legacy.
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Beach of the War Gods will be released 23rd October 2023