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The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
"Xin du bi dao" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, History  |  7 February 1971 (Hong Kong)
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Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he is able to defend himself well with just his left arm, and kung fu techniques. That he ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
David Chiang ...
Lei Li
Ching Lee ...
Pa Hsiao
Lung Ti ...
Feng Chun-Chieh
Feng Ku ...
Lung I Chih
Sing Chen ...
Chen Chun Nan
Lei Cheng ...
Ching I
Chung Wang ...
Chin Feng
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shih-Ou Chang
Ti-Ko Chen
Kang-Yeh Cheng
Chun Chin
Tien-Chu Chin
Siu Loi Chow
Yun-Kin Chow
Hark-On Fung
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Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he is able to defend himself well with just his left arm, and kung fu techniques. That he proves with just the help of his friend Chung-Chieng, when he crosses his path with a beautiful girl in need, Pao Chiao. Even against impossible odds, he will prove a great warrior. Written by Artemis-9

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Lavish costume spectacle about a brooding, self-mutilated warrior who reluctantly returns to his calling when his brother is murdered by an evil baron. The scene of the baron killing the brother is ghastly. What makes this movie, besides some cute stuff with the one-armed swordsman flipping eggs and whatnot, is the finale where he single handedly (pun intended) takes on about 500 castle guards to got to the baron. Clearly, this sequence influenced KILL BILL. I have no idea how they filmed the sequence, but it is magnificent. There was a short-lived period when these lavish costume dramas, using swords more than fists, were all the rage. I much preferred them to the typical slug-it-out kung fu malarkey of earlier Shaw Brothers efforts.


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