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The Spirit of the Sword (1982)
"Huan hua xi jian" (original title)

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Credited cast:
Man-No Chen ...
Tung Fang Fei-yen
Ying Cheung ...
Wan Hua owner (as Chang Ying)
Mary Hon ...
Star (as Mary Han)
Li-chia Kao ...
Golden Clan chief
Kuan-Chung Ku ...
Leng Ping-ju
Feng Kuan
Chih Hung Ling
Tony Liu ...
Pai Pao Yu (as Liu Yung)
Lieh Lo ...
Fire Clan chief
Lao Shen
Chien Sun ...
Pai Chung
Yung Wang ...
Yun Meng (as Wang Jung)
Cecilia Wong ...
Little Princess (as Huang Hsing-hsiu)
Mei-Mei Wong
Chih-Ching Yang


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17 June 1982 (Hong Kong)  »

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One of the best Yuen Chor Movies
10 July 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In this film, there are 5 main clans ruling the martial world, each representing one of the 5 elements - fire, metal, water, wood and earth. Each year they hold a martial arts competition to decide which one of the 5 clans will rule the world. The story is centered around one of these tournaments, as a catastrophe arises when an evil samurai killer shows up 49 days before the start and tries to assassinate the current leader who happens to be from the Water clan.

This movie ranks up there with all the other excellent Yuen Chor adaptations of Ku Long novels, such as "Killer Clans" and "Magic Blade". I don't think I have ever seen a Shaw Brothers movie with the word "Sword" in the title, that wasn't great. If you are a wuxia fan, this is a must watch. It has all the elements that make a good wuxia film: superb fight choreography and fantastic techniques; engaging storyline and plot; great sets, wardrobe and photography. You won't be disappointed.

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