MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 45,311 this week

What Price Survival (1994)
"'94 du bi dao zhi qing" (original title)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 160 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 6 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3542 titles
created 07 Aug 2011
 
a list of 2304 titles
created 19 Mar 2012
 
a list of 64 titles
created 23 Jun 2013
 
a list of 2755 titles
created 23 Aug 2013
 
list image
a list of 339 titles
created 31 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: What Price Survival (1994)

What Price Survival (1994) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of What Price Survival.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After defeating The Long-Armed Devil and his armies, our nubbed hero has been living in retirement as a farmer, but circumstances causes him to come out of retirement and take on The Eight ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Yu Wang, Chiao Chiao, Essie Lin Chia
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Tax collector Ning, a clumsy and easily frightened man, doesn't have any money and decides to stay overnight in an abandoned temple. Little does he know that the temple is haunted. He meets... See full summary »

Director: Wilson Yip
Stars: Louis Koo, Yifei Liu, Shaoqun Yu
Drama | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two of Japan and China's greatest heroic swordsman find themselves caught in a plot to protect a young child. But will national distrust and simple misunderstanding keep the two kindred spirits apart?

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yu Wang, Watako Hamaki
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Watch WANG YU as a one-armed savior battling the local goons in this martial arts classic. He has some rather amazing moves up his sleeve.

Director: Teng Hung Hsu
Stars: Yu Wang, Fei Lung, Yung Sheng Wang
Tiger on Beat (1988)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A seasoned cop and his rookie partner are a pair of mismatched partners in this Hong Kong action-comedy in the style of 'Lethal Weapon'. The wacky twosome are up in arms as they try to solve the murder of a heroin trafficker.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Nina Li Chi, Conan Lee
Robotrix (1991)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A mad scientist transfers his mind to a wicked robot, which then embarks on a program of kidnaping, rape and murder, during which a female detective is killed. To fight the robot, the ... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Luk
Stars: Amy Yip, Chikako Aoyama, David Wu
Wing Chun (1994)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Wing Chun, a woman living in a remote village often pillaged by robbers. When Wing Chun finally loses her cool and defeats them, her heroic actions stir up even more trouble in this ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen, King-Tan Yuen
The Swordsman (1990)
Action | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it. Blademaster, a young martial arts expert, accidentally ends up ... See full summary »

Directors: Siu-Tung Ching, King Hu, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Samuel Hui, Cecilia Yip, Jacky Cheung
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Lo Tung and his friend Malted Candy, pedicab drivers working the streets of Macao, have both fallen in love. The problem is that both their objects of affection - one a baker, the other a ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Siu Chung Mok, Hoi Mang
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Inspired by true events, Founding of a Republic weaves a rousing tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

Directors: Sanping Han, Jianxin Huang
Stars: Guoqiang Tang, Guoli Zhang, Qing Xu
Tai Chi Zero (2012)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village.

Director: Stephen Fung
Stars: Hark-On Fung, Stephen Fung, Xiaochao Yuan
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he is able to defend himself well with just his left arm, and kung fu techniques. That he ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Ching Lee, Lung Ti
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
David Chiang ...
Pai Fu-Kuo
Norman Chu ...
Wang Ching-Kuo
Jack Kao ...
Jie
Damian Lau ...
Wu An-Kuo
Hsing-kuo Wu ...
Wang Ning
...
Hsiao-Lian
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

14 July 1994 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

One Armed Swordsman '94  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of One-Armed Swordsman (1967) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not Terrible, But it's mostly clever camera work

We do actually tend to really enjoy Asian cinema. It's something about the way they create atmosphere, and the stunning scenery and the beautiful soundtracks, which really outdid themselves in this picture actually. I just find them incredibly likable, However.

Even though this was meant to be a martial arts movie, you saw very little of the actual art. Just a lot of quick camera movements that were meant to imply that there was some amazing swordplay, but you never actually saw it happen. Or the fact that even though from the Cars and Trains that are visible in the film it is safe to assume this film was meant to be set in the early twentieth century, and yet many of the male characters walk around in very 'Matrix' style trench coats to add to their menacing look.

We think it had a very well played out story line and nice well developed characters but it was the little things that let it down.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss What Price Survival (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?