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The Sword of Swords (1968)

Shen dao (original title)

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Ling Tseng-hsiao
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Chung-Hsin Huang ...
Shang Kwan-wu
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Fang Shih-hsiung
Miao Ching ...
Mei Lin-chun
Chih-Ching Yang ...
Ling Han
Sha-Fei Ouyang ...
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Yunzhong Li ...
Tau Peng-fan
Ching Lin ...
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Hao Li ...
Ma Wu
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Sun Chiu
Tung Hu ...
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Pai Feng
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Love all these movies, but a bit annoyed by this one.
5 September 2011 | by (Naperville, IL) – See all my reviews

I can't help but wonder how this movie came about. Yu Wang was huge in the late 60s and had just done The One-Armed Swordsman. Some executive might have said "Hey we had this huge hit where Yu Wang was disabled. Let's think of another major injury he has to overcome and it'll be a hit!" They settled on blindness, but Chang Cheh thought they were idiots, so they got someone else to direct it. I doubt this really happened, but blindness isn't the only obstacle for Yu Wang in this movie.

Well, naturally there are dozens of armed men for him to cut down. But what bothered me most here was there are so so many dumb and stubborn characters. The melodrama factor is really high too. But, I watch these for the action, and it was pretty good. The main villain, Feng Tien, admits pretty early that he's not as good as Yu Wang, but they still get a few fights out of the pair because of the villain's plans. Great here as a villain, especially what he pulls on Yu Wang near the end, oh my god.


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