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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, ... See full summary »

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Chi-Ho Lau
Yat Fan Lau
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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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Wicked wicked film, if only for the last 20 minutes or so. I really enjoyed this film in parts, it did drag at some points and some parts the film could have done without (The par with the old master and the white cockatoo bird for instance) but as soon as it would feel as if it was getting slightly monotonous there would be a fight scene to liven things up again. Good casting of the main characters and excellent swordplay. I'm not a big fun of wire work in martial arts films but this was done well and was entertaining to watch, pure fantasy and an exciting ending. Are there any other films similar to this worth watching?.


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