Tuesday, April 1, 2014
THE DEVIL'S MIRROR (1972)
I was a little disappointed in this one. Mostly because I was expecting more of a horror/kung-fu kind of a situation and this one is more of your straight ahead classic Shaw Brothers martial arts with warring clans kind of deal. There technically is a witch here but she doesn't really do anything very witchy and just serves as your standard lead baddie of a group of wily ninjas. There is a little bit of female nudity thrown in and also some blood, including a decapitation, which is exciting but overall I don't feel that this one is near the top of the heap when it comes to old-school Shaw flicks. Still even an average Shaw flick can be an entertaining viewing.
There's apparently also a 1970 Taiwanese kung fu flick with this same title but from what I've seen of that it's not much of a horror film either.
Faces get bloody!: