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7 October 1976 (Hong Kong) See more »
Don't miss this one it is excellent. Chinese sword masters pair up to fight off yet another villain for the deadly PeacockDart. The ending is eye popping don't miss this one. Shaw Brothers come thru yet again | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Lung Ti ... Fu Hung Hsieh
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
Yang Chiang ... Hsa Chia - Yu's 1st Heavenly stem
Hang-Sheng Wu ... Hsia Yi - Yu's 2nd Heavenly stem
Ching Ho Wang ... Street vendor
Shang Yun Liang ... Hsia Ji - Yu's 6th Heavenly stem
Pan Pan Yeung ... Hsia Bing - Yu's 3rd Heavenly stem
Mei Hua Chen ... Hsia Ting - Yu's 4th Heavenly stem
Hsiung Kao ... Hsia Wu - Yu's 5th Heavenly stem
Sau Kei Lee ... Tsui's underlord
Chia-Li Ou ... Nu yuan lang Jia - acting 1st heavenly stem
Cheng Cheng Wang ... Nu Yuan Lang Yi - acting 2nd heavenly stem
Kam Siu ... Heavenly cat' aka Swords proxy
Ai-Lien Sun ... Courtesan songstress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Kuen Chan ... Extra
Yi-Hsiung Chi ... Extra
Alan Chung San Chui ... Extra
Hark-On Fung ... Extra
Hsia Hsu ... Extra
Pei Chi Huang ... Extra
Ling Ling Hung ... Extra
Fat Tsui ... Extra
Biao Yuen ... Extra
Brandy Yuen ... Extra
Cheung-Yan Yuen ... Extra
Corey Yuen ... Extra
Shun-Yee Yuen ... Extra

Wah Yuen ... Extra

Directed by
Yuen Chor  (as Chu Yuan)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lung Ku  novel
Kuang Ni 
On Szeto 

Produced by
Runme Shaw .... producer
Mars .... stunts
Wah Yuen .... stunt double
Wah Yuen .... stunts
Other crew
Biao Yuen .... martial arts and acrobatic double

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Also Known As:
"Tien ya ming yue dao" - Hong Kong (original title)
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86 min | 93 min (DVD version)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Germany:16 (re-rating) (uncut) | West Germany:18 (cut)

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Featured in Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong (2003) (TV)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
wow, 10 July 2012
Author: shaolinstylin from United States

Contains cannibalism, exploding peacock feathers, ninjas who turn into trees, people getting chopped in half and blown up, crater-sized plot holes, nonsense proverbs, and a scene where one guy escapes death by having practiced for 20 years to move his sinuses by an inch. It's an absolutely stupid movie that makes Master of the Flying Guillotine feel underwhelming.

But at the same time, there's a sophistication to its dreamlike, fantasy feel in that it roots the martial arts/wuxia thing firmly in the enduring realm of myth and legend. There are twists and role reversals that make no sense other than to drive home the moral of the film, unlikely dialogue motifs, and some of the sets border on scenery porn. It's like watching a proverb play out.

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