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Legend of the Bat (1978)

Bian fu chuan qi (original title)
Once again we follow the ultimate playboy sword master, Chu Liu Hsiang, and his faithful friend, Yi Tien Hung, on another amazing adventure in China. This time, our heroes make their way to... See full summary »

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(as Chu Yuan)

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(screenplay) (as Yu Chin), (novel)
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Yun Ling ...
'Mark of Blood' Yi Tien-Hung
Tony Liu
Li Ching ...
Liu Wu-Min
Hua Yueh ...
Li Yu-Han
Chung Wang ...
Kou Chi-Cheng
On-On Yu ...
Chin Lien-Chu (as An An Yu)
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Yuan Shui-Yun (as Tung Sheng Erh)
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Fei Ai
Shen Chan ...
Auctioneer
Szu-Chia Chen
Han Chiang
Miao Ching
Norman Chu ...
Hsiang Fei-Tien
Li Chuang
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Once again we follow the ultimate playboy sword master, Chu Liu Hsiang, and his faithful friend, Yi Tien Hung, on another amazing adventure in China. This time, our heroes make their way to a mysterious place called Bat Island, while meeting other travellers going to the exact same place. There are rumors that if you can afford it, then anyone can buy anything that they desire on this island. Once they finally reach Bat Island the craziness truly begins. Written by Deadly_Ninja_Hunter

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7 August 1978 (Hong Kong)  »

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A denevér legendája  »

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The iconic bat amulet prop worn by the title character played by Tung-Shing Yee was previously used by the vampire bats in the Hammer/Shaw co-production 'The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)'. See more »

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Followed by Perils of the Sentimental Swordsman (1982) See more »

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not the Shaw Brothers best, but kinda fun...
26 November 2003 | by (Portland, OR, USA) – See all my reviews

Outlandish sets, garish lighting, a chartreuse pool of acid and the evil Mr. Bat, with his minions in red jumpsuits, capes and cute little bat ears. Oh, and the only kung-fu movie you'll ever see featuring an auction.

There are decent fight scenes, though too much time between them. This is not Ti Lung's finest hour, but it's a great example of Shaw Brothers excess. That said, I did enjoy it, but if you're after some good Ti Lung chopsocky, try The Magic Blade or Blood Brothers, both available in the Shaw reissue series by Celestial Pictures.


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