While I’ve known the name Joseph Kuo, his 1968 wuxia feature, The Swordsman Of All Swordsmen, is a freshman venture for me into classic Taiwanese cinema. It delves into the time-honored revenge tale of a child orphaned at a young age when his parents are murdered by a quartet of killers looking to acquire his father’s sword, all leading up to our protagonist’s key story kicking off twenty years later when he arrives in a village and ultimately acquires his first of four targets who just happened to be harassing a street performer and his daughter at the time.
9TH OLD SCHOOL KUNG FU FEST: JOSEPH KUO EDITION Joins NYC’s Subway Cinema & Museum Of The Moving To Celebrate A Thrilling Line-Up Of Kung Fu Greats
Now’s as good a time as any for UK residents to make note of the latest arrival of Eureka’s 8×4 Limited Edition Joseph Kuo collection, Cinematic Vengeance. Alas, Subway Cinema, in partnership with the Museum Of The Moving Image and NYC’s Taipei Cultural Center, are stepping up to share the wealth, and then some, with an 8-day semi-virtual series hosting the 9th Old School Kung Fu Fest: Joseph Kuo Edition from December 6.