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1984 (Hong Kong) See more »
"99 have fallen, 1 remains." The Supreme Swordsman is a late, but celebrated entry into the long list of awesome Shaw Brothers swordplay epics... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
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 ... Master
Yun Ling ... Yu Yi-fei
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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
Feng Kuan
Yin San Lai ... Yeh Shan
Hoi Sang Lee
Heng Li
Yun Wu Li
Sheng Lo ... Chin's 3rd challenger
Jamie Luk ... Chin's 1st challenger
Yung-sheng Pan
Lao Shen
Te Hsiang Teng
Yung Liang Tu
Austin Wai ... Chin's 2nd challenger
Li Wang ... Master 'Living Corpse'
Chi Ming Wong
Yuen-fan Wu
Bun Yuen ... Pai Hsiao Sheng

Wah Yuen ... Crow

Directed by
Keith Li 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
The Shaw Brothers Creative Group  screenplay

Produced by
Mona Fong .... producer
Run Run Shaw .... executive producer
Original Music by
Chin Yung Shing 
Chen-Hou Su 
Cinematography by
Chieh Huang 
Wen Yun Huang 
An-Sung Tsao 
Film Editing by
Chung Yiu Ma  (as Ma Chung Yao)
Art Direction by
Kim-Sing Ho 
Set Decoration by
Ching-Shen Chen 
Costume Design by
Chien Sheng Ho 
Production Management
Ka Hee Wong .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yiu-Wing Kwan .... assistant director
Yuan-Ming Lu .... assistant director
Him-Lam Ting .... assistant director
Sound Department
Ping Kuang Hsu .... sound recordist
Te Hsiang Teng .... stunt coordinator
Chung-yung Tsai .... assistant stunt coordinator
Chi Ming Wong .... assistant stunt coordinator
Bun Yuen .... assistant stunt coordinator
Wah Yuen .... assistant stunt coordinator
Other crew
Run Run Shaw .... presenter

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Also Known As:
"Zhi zhuan yi jian" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Hong Kong:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A little different, 22 January 2011
Author: petep from Naperville, IL

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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