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 »
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 »
Jade Leung delivers the goods in this intelligent girls 'n' guns outing
Apart from the goofy and annoying antics of the obnoxious pimp character, I really enjoyed this femme fatale entry from action diva Jade Leung. In a genre that even the Hong Kong film industry is abandoning, Jade proves that she still has what it takes to kick some serious butt. She also shows a little more diversity as an actress and doesn't seem as wooden and stoic as many of her previous performances. Another welcome surprise is the inclusion of an intelligent and resourceful villain, who is just plain nasty and doesn't have to prove it with maniacal laughter and random acts of chaotic violence. A respectable budget, a decent plot, strong performances by everyone, and out of control action sequences make this film an action lover's treat.
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