THE SHAW BROTHERS tends to be thought of as a maker of period/classic Kung Fu Films, and while that is their bread and butter, there is a wealth of diversity in the Shaw Brothers’ Output that isn’t readily apparent.
But once you start diving into their catalog you find a wealth of diversity in genre and period and storytelling.
The Message/Anti-Drug Movie was a staple of Nancy Reagan era politics. She the bandaid to her husband’s cartel creating foreign policy that was flooding the inner cities with white death.
In OPIUM AND THE KUNG-FU MASTER you find the message movie wrapped in great sets, cinematography, performances, script and stellar fight scenes. Enjoyable and addictive movie from beginning to last superb fight scene.
Watch it via your Roku or Fire TV and catch it free courtesy of AMAZON PRIME. The print on Amazon prime is in superb hd quality and is the most affordable way to see this movie. the bare-bones bluray is unfortunately quite expensive.
however, it is definitely one to own/have in your collection if you can swing it. it is one of the best shaw brother movies.
Opium and the Kung Fu Master [Blu-ray]