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Xin tian long ba bu zhi tian shan tong lao (1994)

Legend has it that in a faraway place beyond the edge of the earth, there exists a broken-hearted man with infinite power. Abandoned by his loved ones, the inheritance of the old man's chi power becomes a battleground for evil outsiders.

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Legend has it that in a faraway place beyond the edge of the earth, there exists a broken-hearted man with infinite power. Abandoned by his loved ones, the inheritance of the old man's chi power becomes a battleground for evil outsiders.

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8 Guardians of Buddhism  »

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Killed by the TERRIBLE translation.
5 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I love this movie, it's a Classic Chinese Fantasy story (along the lines of The Lord of the Rings). The actresses made the movie and I thought it was superbly casted. The story was complex, interesting and nicely adapted from the book. Granted, I speak Cantonese so it was not a problem for me to follow the twists and turns. I also speak English and *sigh* the translation really bothered me. It was wayyyyy off.

The actual dialogue is quite serious and it is spoken in "Traditional Chinese" like The lord of the rings. All the characters, stances and scrolls have really cool names but in the translation it sounds ridiculous. For example Tian Shan Tonge Low roughly means the all powerful eternally youthful one (there is only one, hence the fighting for the status). In the movie it's translated as "Tian Shan KIDDY" LOL

Anyways, all in all I think this is one of the best Chinese Fantasy movies from the genre.


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