If He-Man and the Masters of the Universe dropped acid with the Shaw Brothers while knocking out a martial arts horror-fantasy movie, that movie would be “Thrilling Bloody Sword.”
This head-spinning slice of Taiwanese psychotronic cinema is based on “Snow White” and boasts impossible fight scenes, plus wild monsters that include a cyclops, a pterodactyl, and Satan himself!
A queen gives birth to a fleshy egg. The king tosses the egg in the river. Seven little people stumble onto it and find a cute baby inside—one who grows up to be a beautiful princess. One day, she runs into a prince, and course, they fall in love. Unfortunately, a group of dastardly wizards want to keep them apart, and they’ll use every creature at their disposal to do it!
Preservation courtesy of Gold Ninja Video and the American Genre Film Archive.