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Death Duel (1977)

San shao ye de jian (original title)
The Third Master (Erh Tung Sheng, aka Derek Yee, in the role that launched his career) is considered to be the greatest sword master of the day. His displays of skill and strength bring ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Tung-Shing Yee ...
Third Master Hsieh Hsiao-feng, Ah Chi
On-On Yu ...
Hsiao Li (as Candy Yu)
Ping Chen ...
Lady Mu-yung Chiu-ti
Yun Ling ...
Yen Shih-san
David Chiang ...
Mu-yung Chien-lung
Lung Ti ...
Hero Fu Hung Hsueh
Lieh Lo ...
Hero Huang Ting
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fei Ai ...
Yu Mien Brother 1
Kwok Kuen Chan
Shen Chan ...
Leader of Black Society
Shih-Ou Chang
Szu-Chia Chen ...
Roadside Damsel
Tien Lung Chen
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Chuen Chiang
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The Third Master (Erh Tung Sheng, aka Derek Yee, in the role that launched his career) is considered to be the greatest sword master of the day. His displays of skill and strength bring armies of challengers to his door, seeking the title for themselves. Not to be defeated, the Third Master fights evil, saves damsels in distress, and duels rival swordsmen to the death. Written by Ananymous

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Atmospheric Wuxia Film from Yuen Chor
23 March 2007 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Yuen Chor was having a good run of films during the second half of the 1970's. Sentimental Swordsman, Magic Blade, Clans of Intrigue, Jade TIger were all made during this five year period. "Death Duel" is just one more during this time. As with his other films you can expect good photography, unique art direction and dozens of characters.

As with other successful Yuen Chor films, this one succeeds by focusing on one enigmatic main character for most of the film. However, the viewer will still have to deal with a lot of fascinating characters who show up and usually are killed off quickly. The body count in this film is very high. This film is very moody and the withdrawn character of Ah Chi make the story interesting. There are some uneven parts and the constant guest cameos from Shaw stars is a little annoying as you might wish that they would stick around longer in the film. That said, the script is above average, the pacing is good and by the time the ending comes around the film holds up.

Recommended.


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