Tiger Cage (HK 1988)

Rating: **
Director: Yuen Woo Ping
Cast: Jacky Cheung, Simon Yam, Carol Cheng, Donnie Yen, Yuen Woo Ping, Michael Woods

Average action fare with some fairly brutal fatalities. Simon Yam is great as the cool, clever, and calculating villain and Yuen Woo Ping does a great job of making us believe that he and Jacky Cheung can fight. But therein is where the flaw in the film lies. Having a fighting film without experienced fighters produces less than spectacular results, but Yuen Woo Ping has done a respectable job. Unfortunately Donnie Yen, the one good fighter in the group, gets whacked about halfway through the film after a good fight with a couple of baddies from "In The Line Of Duty 4" (1989), including the always enjoyable Michael Woods.