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The Sword Stained with Royal Blood (1993)
"Xin bi xue jian" (original title)

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After the death of Marshal Yuen, a princess is arrested by a constable whilst training with her kung-fu teacher. They are soon drawn into a conflict which centres around the mysterious man ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Biao Yuen ...
Sharla Cheung ...
Ah Kau (as Man Cheung)
Danny Lee ...
Ha Suet-Yee / Golden Snake Man (as Sau-yin Lee)
Man Tat Ng ...
Kuei Sun-Su (as Mang-tat Ng)
Anita Yuen ...
Jade Ho (as Wing-yee Yuen)
Chuan-Chen Yeh ...
Elizabeth Lee ...
Siu-Yi (as Mei-fung Lee)
Elvis Tsui ...
Lord Wan (as Kam-kong Tsui)
Baohua Shi ...
Master Wu Hark
Ma Wu ...
Suen Chung-Sau
Fong Lung ...
Wan's Brother
Po Tai ...
Wan's Brother
Pauline Wang Yu-Huan ...
Ho (as Yuk-wan Wong)
Helen Ma ...
Kuei's wife (as Hoi-lun Ma)
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Wan Lo San (as Gam-san Wong)
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After the death of Marshal Yuen, a princess is arrested by a constable whilst training with her kung-fu teacher. They are soon drawn into a conflict which centres around the mysterious man with the golden snake sword - an incredibly powerful magical weapon. Golden Snake Man is seeking revenge on the castle of the Wan family, but Wan has married his former lover. The Five Poison Sect of fighting (and flying) women have entered into an uneasy alliance with the forces of the Manchu Master Wu to steal the golden snake sword. Wan's daughter is torn between her father and her love of the constable. The constable must decide between his brotherly love for the Golden Snake Man and his sense of justice. Meanwhile a blind old man seeks to return the powerful Sword Stained With Royal Blood to the son of Marshal Yuen. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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Swordsman Movie Classic

Made in the same year as his other swordsman style move classic Deadful Melody, Yuen Biao stars in this impressive seminal classic.

Directed very differently by Cheung Hoi-Ching, Yuen Biao plays a chief constable on the tail of the mysterious Golden Snake Man who also appears to be a killer, (played very impressively by Danny Lee).

Unlike most one-dimensional 'bad guys' who are in most movies, director Cheung Hoi-Ching masterfully weaves a complicated back-story of the Golden Snake Man's (Danny Lee) past. While Danny Lee's immaculate playing gives his character a three-dimensional shape.

Also, director Cheung Hoi-Ching surrounds Yuen Biao with a dynamic cast filled with wonderfully varied characters played brilliantly by the cast (which includes Ng Man-Tat, Anita Mui and the impressive Man Cheung). The two love stories between the two main protagonists (Yuen Biao and Danny Lee) are both diverse and complicated.

Although some people have complained that the story-line is too difficult to follow, this is probably because the current flow of films are very brainless (unfortunately) so nowadays most people complain when an movie which appeals to a person of an IQ of over 5 comes out.

Although made in the same year as the wonderful Deadful Melody, these two swordsman style movies are very different. This movie contains a haunting soundtrack, immaculate performances from the whole cast. The direction and the cinematography itself is nothing short of wonderful.

What director Cheung Hoi-Ching does so masterfully is surround himself with all of the above with a beautiful site at the end. And unlike most swordsman movies, Sword Stained with Royal Blood has a huge diverse universe of characters all with a back story, with an intelligent storyline and a bitter-sweet denouement with the love story between Yuen Biao and Man Cheung.

The Sword Stained with Royal Blood is an uncommon piece of swordsman style move. Assured, intelligent, patient, meditative and different.


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