Black Lizard‘ is a 1981 Shaw Brothers movie from director Chor Yuen that was recently released on Blu-ray from Shout Factory as part of their Shaw Brothers Classics Collection Volume Four.

‘Black Lizard’ stars Derek Yee Tung-Sing as Lung Fei and Sun Chien as Constable Tieh Hu, this cinematic journey unfolds with young swordsman Lung Fei encountering ominous signs foretelling the death of his fiancée, Ting Tzu-chu.

But here’s the catch—while the movie boasts crazy sets, costumes, and a whacky narrative, it doesn’t quite add up to anything substantial. Prepare for a rollercoaster of strange flashbacks, cutaways, and the introduction of random characters every few minutes. And let’s not forget the pièce de résistance: a giant lizard that looks more like a statue coming to life in the end.