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Duel to Death (1983)
"Xian si jue" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  13 January 1983 (Hong Kong)
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One of the last of the Old School Hong Kong martial arts flicks, this one deals with a legendary competition in swordplay and fighting that ends up being fought between two great warriors, a Chinese man and a Japanese man, who, over the course of the film, have become friends. Written by Mark Toscano <fiddybop@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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Rated R for some graphic martial arts violence and momentary nudity | See all certifications »
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Swords clang and blood flows in this classic Hong Kong flick!
18 January 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Duel to the Death (1982) is Ching Siu-tung at his best! Classic Kung-Fu at it's best. See wire work and kinetic martial arts at it's best. The plot is old hat (China vs. Japan) but the action is pure eye candy! Ching Siu-tung went on to become on of the elite action directors in the Hong Kong Cinema (check out A Better Tomorrow II, The Killer and The Heroic Trio films and see why!) The movie was re-released in the United States but it's the cut version. I advise you to seek out the uncut Hong Kong version, you wont be disappointed!

You can see that this movie is still very influential. Even to this day film makers such as "Q" love this film.

Highly recommended!


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