The Eight Escorts (HK 1980)

Rating: **
Cast: Hsu Feng, Lily Li

An overly complex film, full of conspiracy and double crossings. A famous escort is murdered and his sister (tragically pretty Hsu Feng) takes up his business and seeks revenge. She and her remaining brothers are given a job to deliver some priceless jewelry to a princess, and are ambushed and betrayed by nearly everyone they meet on the way. Lots of Shaolin style kung fu, but it's not overly interesting or hard hitting. Kung fu bitch Lily Li shows up as a delicious villain, but she doesn't see nearly enough action. Not a bad time waster, but not a keeper, either.