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The Legend of the Swordsman (1992)

Xiao ao jiang hu: dong fang bu bai (original title)
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With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990). Blademaster and his martial arts school decide to retire to a distant mountain. Before leaving, he ... See full summary »

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Kar Lok Chin ...
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Ren Ying Ying (voice)
Choi-Chow Hoh
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With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990). Blademaster and his martial arts school decide to retire to a distant mountain. Before leaving, he visits his friends, a tribe of snake-wielding women warriors. He finds that they have been attacked, and their leader, Princess Yin-Yin, toward whom he has some romantic feelings, has been abducted. The attacker is her evil uncle Fong, who years before overthrew Yin-Yin's father and took over their sect. Fong also has possession of a sacred scroll which tells how to achieve ultimate martial arts power. Blademaster decides to help Yin-Yin and her imprisoned father, and his romantic complications deepen when his childhood chum and Yin-Yin are joined by a new rival. Blademaster thinks she is an innocent village girl he has saved, but in fact she is Fong! The process of gaining ultimate martial arts power requires self- castration and transmogrification into female form. Written by Reid Gagle

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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26 June 1992 (Hong Kong)  »

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Based on the book "Proud Smiling Wanderer" by Louis Cha See more »

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Ling: There can be no love between us, only hatred
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In the U.S Version of the film, Michelle Reis (plays Kiddo, called in the Miramax dub) is mistakenly credited as Michelle Li. See more »

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References The Marvelous Land of Oz (1981) See more »

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OVER-RATED!!!
3 June 2002 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of Hong Kong films. I love high-flying crazy flying swordsman movies. I am a fan of Jet Li. I am a fan of Ching Siu-Tung. But this movie is not that good! Everying is filmed in the dark, with quick blurry camera movements to cover up the use of wires. The fights are just badly filmed, and since thats all this movie has going for it... Well, okay, the final 15 minutes of battle is pretty good. But that is replayed in the beginning of the superior sequel THE EAST IS RED. Go see that one instead. Or see A CHINESE GHOST STORY or MOON WARRIORS or TAI CHI MASTER or even KUNG FU CULT MASTER. All much better movies than this.


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