American moviegoers may be most familiar with this 1967 martial arts classic as the feature being watched in a crumbling movie palace by an assortment of lost souls in Tsai Ming-liang’s Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003). Here’s your chance to experience its pop grandeur unadulterated, in a new digital restoration. During the Ming dynasty, a wicked eunuch of the imperial court kills the defense minister and orders the man’s grown son and daughter exiled to a remote outpost, where assassins at the title inn await their arrival and a heroic soldier traveling incognito hopes to save them. Director King Hu makes kinetic use of the widescreen frame: the action is dominated by gonzo knife throwing, and arrow fire has seldom felt so lethal. The balletic, rhythmically thrilling swordplay and Hu’s novel employment of the daughter as a fearsome combatant would strongly influence such millennial martial-arts dramas as Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) and Zhang Yimou’s House of Flying Daggers (2004). In Mandarin with subtitles.