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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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A Great Fantasy Martial Arts Film
6 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I usually like more realistic action films like Bruce Lee. Not the latest Die Hard where they break the laws of physics every ten minutes. And I don't like the current stuff with too much CG and wire-work.

That said, I love this film. Especially in the original Mandarin. Fine production values, two heroes Chiang and Jimmy Wang Yu and a great villain "Hero Lung." A classic movie baddie.

The only possible improvement would be if Bruce Lee had starred. Still, I'll have to say Chian is perfect as a young master swordsman who would rather cut off his own arm than live with dishonor.

I've heard that Jimmy Wang Yu was not a trained martial artist, but a pretty tough guy in real life. Too cute guys.


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