★★★★ Rewatched 26 Feb, 2019
I‘ve seen this as a young boy and the scene with blades on the arms while carrying water buckets stayed in my memory to this day. For a long time, I’ve meshed this movie in my memories with Kung Fu (David Carradine) TV series where a little boy waits in the rain for another chance to snatch a pebble from master’s hand and the training he endures in the temple.
This movie has great martial artists with mediocre acting skills, typical of the era. Fight scenes are done well, even though it’s quite obvious where editing replaced lack of skill or simply broke down too long/complicated exchanges. The main idea of martial arts training is solid though and holds to this day.