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The Sword of Swords (1968)

Shen dao (original title)
Jimmy Wang Yu had just exploded into superstardom as The One-armed Swordsman when he teamed with legendary choreographers Lau Kar-leung and Tang Chia for this exciting tale of master ... See full summary »

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Kang Cheng

Writer:

Kang Cheng (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jimmy Wang Yu ... Ling Tseng-hsiao (as Yu Wang)
Pei-Pei Shu ... Ling Ku
Chung-Hsin Huang ... Shang Kwan-wu
Feng Tien ... Fang Shih-hsiung
Miao Ching ... Mei Lin-chun
Chih-Ching Yang ... Ling Han
Sha-Fei Ouyang ... Old woman
Yunzhong Li ... Tau Peng-fan
Ching Lin ... Madam Ling
Hao Li ... Ma Wu
Chia Tang Chia Tang ... Sun Chiu
Tung Hu Tung Hu ... Village Chef
Ching Lee ... Pai Feng
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hsi Chang
Chuan Chen
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Storyline

Jimmy Wang Yu had just exploded into superstardom as The One-armed Swordsman when he teamed with legendary choreographers Lau Kar-leung and Tang Chia for this exciting tale of master martial artists vying for a "weapon of exceptional brilliance".

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

23 August 1968 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sword of Swords See more »

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Shaw Brothers See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The story kills the movie
5 January 2019 | by sinful-2See all my reviews

Start of the movie is okay but it becomes apparent it is not just a great sword from the movies title but a super sword. So if this is not your style then go for next movie.

Then we come to the classical evil first student want possession of the super sword. Lets face it we do usually not watch martial arts movies for the acting. In this movie they try to make a story heavy revenge movie that do require acting and it fails miserably. The movie it just seem to drag on and on with very little martial arts and us waiting for the final confrontation.

With half an hour left there comes a new plot twist that some may find amazing. I just thought oh my god have they been taking too many drugs? At this time I already felt like the movie had been on for more than 2 hours and did not really care about the end anymore. The end did in my opinion not do anything to improve my view of the movie though.

I have enjoyed most of the earlier Shaw Brothers martial arts movies. This one I would recommend skipping and take something else instead.


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