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Golden Swallow (1968)

Jin yan zi (original title)
The indomitable martial arts team of director Chang Cheh and stunt choreographer Liu Chia-liang continues the compelling saga of Golden Swallow from King Hu's Come Drink with Me in this ... See full summary »

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Silver Roc Hsiao Peng
Lieh Lo ...
Iron Whip Han Tao
Hsin Yen Chao ...
Mei Niang
Wu Ma ...
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)
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Golden Dragon Branch Leader
Mars ...
Chang Shun's Son
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The indomitable martial arts team of director Chang Cheh and stunt choreographer Liu Chia-liang continues the compelling saga of Golden Swallow from King Hu's Come Drink with Me in this sequel of heartbreaking romance, jianghu intrigue and stunning action. Written by Celestial Pictures

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Mistress of Kung Fu and the Martial Arts!


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3 April 1968 (Hong Kong)  »

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Silver Roc Hsiao Peng: That time, you were lucky. But still, we cannot avoid our destiny.
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Featured in Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong (2003) See more »

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Watch it take flight.
13 February 2010 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Kung-fu at its innovative best and one of the finest the genre has to offer. The Shaw Brothers produced "Golden Swallow" mixes a melancholy romance with violent martial arts caught by its handsomely earthy direction and inventively novel camera placement during the excitingly expansive set-pieces. The dazzling imagery in some sequences is marvellously projected, like the vigorous fighting craftsmanship in the woods and the vivid colour plateau accompanying it. The arresting sword fights are quick, ruthless and meticulous without a drop of sweat being spilt… however blood is plentiful in its many awesome showdowns! The story's groundwork is quite simple, but well-told with its ominous edge and suitably paced… even though I did find some of the editing in between sequences to be rather jumpy. The score is kinetic, but elegantly impulsive. There are illustratively able performances from the likes of Pei-pei Cheng (who provides one strong character), Yu Wang, Lieh Lo, Hsin Yen Chao and Chia-Liang Liu. Wang is quite memorable as the unstoppably cold-blooded warrior Silver Roc that really has a bone to pick, while in the quest to find his true love.


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