The Storm Riders (1998)
"Fung wan: Hung ba tin ha" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  18 July 1998 (Hong Kong)
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An evil warlord takes in 2 students (Wind & Cloud) in an effort to become invincible so he can take over the world.


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Credited cast:
Whispering Wind / Nip Fung
Lord Conqueror / Hung Baa (as Sonny Chiba)
Kristy Yang ...
Charity / Hung Chi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lawrence Cheng ...
Jester / Man Chow Chow (as Tan-shui Cheng)
Roy Cheung ...
Shaolin Monk
Yue Dung Cheung ...
Jason Chu ...
Alex Fong ...
Whispering Prince
Rocky Lai ...
Wedding Guest
Yiu-Cheung Lai ...
Mud Buddha / Nai Pou Saat
Dion Lam ...
Crow (as Dik-on Lam)
Siu-Kei Lee ...
Wedding Guest
Tat Chiu Lee ...


Lord Conquer is a great and mighty warlord who wants to take over the world. To do so, he must defeat another warrior named Sword Saint; but the battle is prophesized to take place in ten years. Lord Conquer's servant, Mud Buddah, says that he can make himself invincible by then if he can make two certain children into his disciples. Those children are Whispering Wind and Striding Cloud. But Lord Conquer discovers that if Wind and Cloud were to unite against him, they could overthrow him. He tries to avoid this by marrying his daughter Charity to Wind. Cloud intervines and Lord Conquer accidentally kills Charity. Meanwhile, the time has come for Lord Conquer's duel with Sword Saint. He shows his true intentions by turning against Cloud and Wind. Now it's a free-for-all battle between Lord Conquer, Sword Saint, Cloud, and Wind. And only one will emerge the victor! Written by Montrel

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense martial arts violence and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

18 July 1998 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

The Stormriders  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)


SGD 2,020,000 (Singapore)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film is based on the manhua comic series called 'Fung Wan' by Ma Wing-shing. Manhua is the Chinese equivalent of the Japanese Manga (Comics). See more »

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Remake of Tian xia (1988) See more »

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User Reviews

DO NOT see the U.S. version!
25 May 2001 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I heard how great this Hong Kong flick, so I was really happy to find a copy of it at my video store. Unfortunately, at the time of my rental, I didn't know that the U.S. video/DVD distributor hacked out about THIRTY MINUTES from the original running time! What a mess! The movie made absolutely no sense!

Still, I could see enough in this butchered print to indicate that the full uncut version must be fabulous (and make a heck of a lot more sense!) So I think it's safe for me to recommend you see it - though ONLY if you can see the uncut version!

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