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, ... See full summary »
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
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Great japan/china martial and philosophy confrontation !!
This is one of the five best swordplay movies I have ever seen as it includes the contrast between two oriental countries: China and Japan.The story is summarized by: The greatest warrior of Japan comes to China to obtain a ''Duel to the death'' against China's greatest warrior: and this story leads to a series of superb sword confrontations showing each country's style of swordfighting. Ching siu-Tung does not only emphasizes on the action but also includes some nice elements that will become his trademark in terms of visual effects and camerawork. This one is a must-see for his many esthetic qualities and for the breathtaking swordfights!! 9.5/10
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