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Golden Swallow (1968)
"Jin yan zi" (original title)

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Golden Swallow (Pei-pei Cheng) is living peacefully with her "friend" ('Lo Lieh') by a waterfall. She has seemingly given up her death-dealing ways but soon she is accused of going on a ... See full summary »

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Silver Roc Hsiao Peng
Lieh Lo ...
Iron Whip Han Tao
Hsin Yen Chao ...
Mei Niang
Ma Wu ...
Flying Fox Hu San
Chih-Ching Yang ...
Poison Dragon Wang Xiong
Pin Ho ...
Golden Dragon Branch Chief
Kang Liu ...
Li Wan
Miao Ching ...
Cao Tien-Lung
Ti Tang ...
Cao's Brother
Feng Ku ...
Chang Shun
Wei Lieh Lan ...
Iron Face Sheng Yong's Brother
Kau Lam ...
Golden Dragon Branch Leader (as Chiao Lin)
Chia-Liang Liu ...
Golden Dragon Branch Leader
Mars ...
Chang Shun's Son
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Golden Swallow (Pei-pei Cheng) is living peacefully with her "friend" ('Lo Lieh') by a waterfall. She has seemingly given up her death-dealing ways but soon she is accused of going on a bloody rampage against an evil clan. As it turns out, the actual culprit is an old beau named Silver Roc ('Jimmy Wang Yu') who is impersonating her to draw her out into the open. A complicated love triangle develops as her affections are torn between the two men while all three must also deal with the evil kungfu clan. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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Now fully restored on DVD
14 October 2004 | by (Sherborne, Dorset) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was 16 years old back in the 1970's during the kung fu craze. Our local cinema in Swindon showed a Kung Fu movie every Sunday and me and my mates used to go down and sneak in the back door and watch the latest flick.

I remember this movies as "Girl with the thunderbolt kick", but that's a terrible title as she doesn't have much of a kick, and most of the film centers around the male lead rather than "Golden Swallow".

Nevertheless the film is truly magnificent, with wonderful panoramic shots, excellent fight sequences and a story that is easy to follow.

After searching high and low for the film years ago, I gave up, but luckily for me Celestrial Pictures purchased the whole of the Shaw Brothers Back catalogue and has now started to release these great Kung Fu movies that were thought gone for ever. A search on Ebay discovered "Golden Swallow" was available, and a week later I am watching a fully restored, digitally enhanced DVD with a crystal clear 1:235 widescreen classic.

The quality looks like it was filmed in the last couple of years, not the mid 1960's.

Grab yourself a copy, get a beer out of the fridge, sit back and have 100 great minutes of entertainment.


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