Thirteen Cold Blooded Eagles (HK 1992)

Rating: **
Cast: Cynthia Khan, Waise Lee

A low budget period action film about a group of assassins that are being used to snatch up all of the secret martial arts forms in the world. When Silver Eagle learns about his master's evil plans, he allies himself with Quihua (beautiful Cynthia Khan), the keeper of the dreaded Star Bleed Skill. Together, they make a brave assault against the evil master and the remaining Eagles.

It's nice to see Cynthia Khan in a somewhat regal role and wearing a frilly period costume dress for a change. Unfortunately, she doesn't seem as comfortable or proficient with flowing fabric as Joey Wang or Brigitte Lin, but she does swing a really mean sword! The martial arts choreography is very energetic and acrobatic, but the execution seems a bit sloppy at times with severely undercranked shots, bloodless battles, and surprisingly little physical contact between opponents. However, I was convinced that Waise Lee could hold his own in a fight, so they must have been doing something right. Pretty average in all respects.