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You’ll note a lot of these are on YouTube because Celestial Pictures is awesome, but the ones on Netflix especially are worth checking out because the transfers are incredibly good. The Kid with the Golden Arm and Disciples of the 36th Chamber are must sees that are on Netflix right now.
There’s also one I want to talk about that they’ve added to Amazon Prime, so if you have Prime you can watch it today, Tsui Hark’s first movie, The Butterfly Murders.
I think it’s the only wuxia investigative horror murder mystery. Once they get to the flick’s main location the movie’s atmosphere goes from grim to really dark as it very effectively switches gears from being an investigation to a “holy shit we have to never even be within line of site of this guy ever” cat and mouse game of folks trying to hurt/just get away from this dude that’s basically the Jason of martial arts movie characters. The cave sets/whatever are cool looking and super darkly lit along with the guy’s armor and it’s actually creepy for a few moments here and there. It also has some unique stuff like the butterfly murders themselves and how all of the weapons are of the more brutal variety (there’s no swords, just those short curved disemboweling knife things, clubs, small explosives, etc.) so even though the movie isn’t gory at all it helps make the stakes feel high. The costumes and everything look great in it too. Definitely worth a watch.