Just re-watched the Shaw Brothers Marco Polo movie for the umpteenth time and it never fails to entertain. Around this period, the Shaw Brothers had Chang Cheh spearheading many of the classics and this was no exception. This movie served as a vehicle for pushing the Lizard, Kuo Chui, into the spotlight while acting as another feather in the cap for the pairing of Fu Sheng and Chi Kuan-Chun.
I haven’t done one of these Shaw Brothers movie reviews in a while and decided to write about my favorite Shaw Brothers movie of all time: The Five Shaolin Masters. While I had seen other Shaw Brothers pictures prior to this one, of them all, this movie made the most impact on me. I probably have seen this movie at least a hundred times and as a child I would re-enact certain scenes, believing I was one of the shaolin masters seeking revenge. Later as an adult, I could appreciate a lot more what this movie was about.