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Duel to Death (1983)

Xian si jue (original title)
The best sword master from China vs the best sword master from Japan. Who will win?

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Paul Chang
Mang-Ha Cheng
Hsiu-hsien Chiang
Shan Chin
Shou-fu Chin
Kwok Choi Hon
Lueng Shing Hung
Eddy Ko ...
Yeong-Mun Kwon
Chi-Ho Lau
Yat Fan Lau
Kin-sang Lee
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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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13 January 1983 (Hong Kong)  »

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Chinese people in general do not like the Japanese people due to the actions of the Japanese during WWll. The Japanese also hasn't apologize for their actions. See more »

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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

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Last of the Old School? Or, First of the New School?
8 July 2006 | by (Manassas, Va) – See all my reviews

This was a good martial arts flick. There were good special effects, enjoyable fight sequences and decent acting; moreover, there was something that you don't see the Chinese movies from that era: A sympathetic Japanese character.

Not to say that the Japanese champion (played by Norman Chu) is a good person...far from it; but, he is honorable. He is also three dimensional. He is kind to children and not a thug. If you've seen martial arts movies with Japanese characters, you can understand how different this is.

If you already like Chinese Kung Fu movies, this one is worth an evening...


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