UNDEFEATABLE is a film that's been mentioned on this site before 'Cloudtoe posted a video of it as the worst fight ever, and on the forums as a contender for the worst film. Here I will prove this wrong, as I have seen some bad films fight-wise in my time and if you admit it most Martial art flicks are not great vehicles for acting ability in the most part 'most people watch for the fights.
Now, this was shot in 1993 by Godfrey Ho an Eastern director who makes very budget movies 'this for him was big Budget. Cynthia Rothrock plays Kristi a street fighter and waitress who is putting her sister through college with the money she makes. Kristi ends up seeking revenge when her sister is mutilated and murdered by Stingray (Don Niam) a professional ring fighter who is slightly crazed and perverted. Stingray goes on the rampage killing woman who looks like his wife 'who has just left him.
Basically, he approaches these women and kidnaps them in whatever situation with no regard for anyone as he believes they are his wife.
Once he's finished with them he dumps them minus their eyeballs which he keeps in a fish tank. When Kristi's sister is the third victim 'she vows revenge and sets out to find justice by confronting various fighters she thinks have killed her sister because of certain marks on her Dead Sisters neck 'which she believes is from an Eagle Claw Martial artist. Enter John Miller who plays a cop who's on the case to catch the Killer, who ends up teaming up with Kristi as she keeps fighting people and getting into trouble with the police. Together they must find the killer and take revenge.
Yes this film is done on a budget and every actor seems to overact like crazy and there not all that hot at it but it's no worse than say Home or Away or a similar soap.
This is what makes it so watchable as the trivalent of scenes are sometimes quite mad or even funny. And as for the fighting, it may not be up to some of Cynthia's other films or her bigger budget Hong Kong ones but there quite good though some fighters are not as well versed in the arts some are downright hilarious. The end fight 'which is in the video section of this site is a slow-mo-crazed blood fest that won't amaze but will certainly make you laugh.
But wait there's more, In certain regions, the film was released as ''Bloody Mary Killer'', and it has some changes in that the story takes a sidestep with the introduction of Robin Shou who plays a role as another friend of a personal victim to the crazy eyeball collecting killer.
This changes out a few scenes from the Western release, it also provides a chance for Shou to show his ability and there's even a great little bout where Rothrock and Shou clash.
Of course, this was shot for the Asian markets as having Robin Shou in it gave it a better chance of succeeding in certain regions, even though Rothrock is a big star in those regions as well.
Out of the two, I would go for the Asian version which was released on the Tai Seng label. The version I have of that is the Double Bill set with another film called ''Crucifixion''
Of note I have learned that Toby Russell has recently acquired the catalog of Godfrey Ho's films, I wonder if this is within it?
Did I enjoy it 'of course I did, it's a real blast no brainier of a film that's pure entertainment with Kicks galore from Rothrock, and Shou whilst they track down a crazed eyeball collecting killer?
Track it Down. A Big Thumbs Up,
This is a revised review from 2010 taking into account the recent viewing of the Asian version ''Bloody Mary Killer''
Review Update: November 2021