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Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)
"Du bei dao wang" (original title)

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After defeating The Long-Armed Devil and his armies, our nubbed hero has been living in retirement as a farmer, but circumstances causes him to come out of retirement and take on The Eight ... See full summary »

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Fang Gang / One-armed Swordsman
Chiao Chiao ...
Essie Lin Chia ...
Chow Chung-ge ...
Lu Ta
Feng Tien ...
'Unknown Nemesis' Ling Hsu
Lei Cheng ...
Lu Tung
Feng Ku ...
'Titan King' Chiao Feng
Ma Wu ...
'White Knight' Kuan Hsien
Chia Tang ...
'Wheelmaster' Sung Wen
Chia-Liang Liu ...
'Ape Arms' Yuan Chen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sing Chen ...
Shan Hsiung
Ming Chiu ...
Lei Ming
Hua Chung ...
Lu Ta (as Lei Pin)
Tan Fan
Yeh Fang ...
'Black Knight' Kuan Huang
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After defeating The Long-Armed Devil and his armies, our nubbed hero has been living in retirement as a farmer, but circumstances causes him to come out of retirement and take on The Eight Kings, each warrior with their own unique fighting style. The time has come for the one armed swordsman to return. Written by Amateur Reviewer

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Wang Yu returns in a bloody, action-packed sequel
21 May 2001 | by (Bronx, NY) – See all my reviews

RETURN OF THE ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (1968) is a direct sequel to ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (1967), a seminal Hong Kong martial arts film that, unlike earlier swordplay films with Wang Yu (e.g. TWIN SWORDS, MAGNIFICENT TRIO), placed the emphasis on technique and training in order to defeat a superior enemy.

Also directed by Chang Cheh and starring Jimmy Wang Yu, RETURN dispenses with the whole training routine and focuses on a turn of events designed to get the title character out of voluntary retirement and back into action for a series of swordplay battles. A martial arts tournament is set up by Unknown Nemesis (Tien Feng) as a pretext to lure rival martial artists into a trap. Word of this treachery reaches Wang Yu and he reluctantly leaves his farm and wife (Chiao Chiao, returning from the first film) to free the imprisoned swordsmen and wreak vengeance on Unknown Nemesis. After the first half-hour the film is virtually nonstop bloodshed and swordplay, all beautifully photographed on lavish Shaw Bros. studio sets.

Future kung fu star Ti Lung appears as an ill-fated fighter in an early scene with crafty villainess Essie Lin Chia. The fight choreography is by Tang Chia and Liu Chia Liang (Lau Kar Leung), who would both have a great impact on the kung fu films of the 1970s. While Wang Yu went on to star in ONE-ARMED BOXER, he never again played a one-armed fighter in a Shaw Bros. film. When Wang Yu left Shaw Bros., Chang Cheh made THE NEW ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (aka TRIPLE IRONS, 1971) with David Chiang in the title role and Ti Lung in support.


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