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The Magic Blade (1976)
"Tien ya ming yue dao" (original title)

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Lung Ti ...
Lieh Lo ...
Yen Nan-fei
Li Ching ...
Tsao Yu-chen
Ni Tien ...
Mingyue Hsin 'Moonlight Heart'
Lily Li ...
'Lute' Yu Chin
Feng Ku ...
'Sword' Hsiao Chien
Ching Tang ...
'Sire' Kung-tzu Yu
Szu-Chia Chen ...
Hsiao Ke-Lien 'Pity'
Hui-Ling Liu ...
Tang Hsi
Mei Sheng Fan ...
'Book' Wu Shi
Teresa Hsia Ping ...
Devil's Granny
Shen Chan ...
Kung Sun-shao
Norman Chu ...
'Chess' Ku Chi
Kuan-chung Ku ...
Do-Ching Tzu
Miao Ching ...
Tsui Shui-ching
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Well made fantastic Kung Fu story
27 August 2005 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Moody, well-lit kung fu saga as two mortal enemies are pursued by the legions of killers hired by the mysterious Mr. Yu. I saw this on television a long time ago and was not impressed. The new release, subtitled, is a joy to watch. The whole production is very unrealistic but that is not a distraction. We are in a fantasy world where swords can cut branches off of trees from a distance just by being spun in place really fast. The film is very unlike the usual Shaw Bros. films everyone is familiar with except during the fight scenes which are up to the Shaw Bros. high standards.

Recommended. It's a change of pace from your typical kung-fu film. Just remember, don't eat anything Devil Granny serves you.


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