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The Supreme Swordsman (1984)
"Zhi zhuan yi jian" (original title)

 -  Action  -  1984 (Hong Kong)
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Tung-Shing Yee ...
Shih Yen-peh
Jason Pai Piao ...
Chin Wu-hsin
Tien-Lang Li ...
Ching Ching
Feng Ku ...
Swordsmith 'Old Eagle' Xie Ying
Yung Wang ...
Hsiao-tien
Tien Hsiang Lung ...
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Yun Ling ...
Yu Yi-fei
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Shao-Chia Chen
Chok Chow Cheung
Chuen Chiang
Miao Ching ...
Hei Mo clan chief
Yung Chung
Ming Fung
Han Chou Ho
Pei Chi Huang ...
Ruffian at Inn
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A little different
22 January 2011 | by (Naperville, IL) – See all my reviews

I think the other reviews already touched on the awkward change of pace and story that occurs roughly an hour in. I really liked the story early on, and even at that point it was a bit different. The villain had certainly killed many but was painted as more of an ambitious swordsman than someone ruthless. He was given a bit more focus early than I was expecting. But then you also had the great Ku Feng, who is by far one of my favorite actors from the Shaw era. Things were going pretty well and it felt like things could be wrapped up and the film length would be rather short, yet still be satisfying, but then things change. It really messes up the momentum, and though you still get the expected encounter at the end, it was a very odd detour that makes me pull back on my support a bit. Also, these are talented action actors -- why did they bother to speed up their movements in post production? It looks rather strange.


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