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Ying zi shen bian (1971)

This top ten hit reunites Come Drink With Me's stars for a new adventure. Whether single-handedly fighting sixteen bandits, avenging her father's death, or solving multiple murders, our ... See full summary »

Director:

Wei Lo (as Lo Wei)

Writers:

Kuang Ni (screenplay) (as I Kuang), Wei Lo (screenplay) (as Lo Wei)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pei-Pei Cheng ... Yun Kai-yun
Hua Yueh ... Wang Jian-xin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Li Jen Ho
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Ming Kao
Feng Ku ... Hong Dapeng
Wei Lieh Lan Wei Lieh Lan
Ka Ting Lee
Sau Kei Lee
Lung Lei Lung Lei
Chao Li Chao Li
Chiao Chun Li Chiao Chun Li
Kun Li
Wei Lo ... Chief Yang
Feng Tien ... Fang Chen-tian
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This top ten hit reunites Come Drink With Me's stars for a new adventure. Whether single-handedly fighting sixteen bandits, avenging her father's death, or solving multiple murders, our heroine shows why she's Hong Kong's number one sword - and whip - woman!

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Action | Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

6 August 1971 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shadow Whip See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Entertaining Shaw Bros Era Martial Arts Fest
1 April 2007 | by LARSONRDSee all my reviews

Entertaining martial arts film with the intoxicating Cheng Pei-Pei as a master swordfighter known for her deadly skill wielding a powerful whip. While the fights between swords and whip may seem a little far-fetched, the film wields a compelling story of vengeance and past crimes, invoking as much a mystery as an action story. Typical for Shaw Bros films, the sets are magnificent and the color photography is beautifully preserved in this pristine DVD release from Celestial, which also saves the film's original Mandarin language so we don't have to endure the embarrassingly horrible dubbing of previous American releases. The setting is snowy northern China so we have interesting scenes on horseback in the snow and ancient icycled fortresses, and Cheng is equally compelling in a white fur cap and winter outfit. The musical score, also typical of Shaw Bros films of the era, is needle-dropped from John Barry's James Bond scores, except for original opening and closing title music, attributed to Wang Fook-Ling. A very enjoyable revenge thriller/crime mystery set in ancient China with beautifully designed group fights and an interesting conception in its whip-versus-sword, despite a proclivity toward some pretty unconvincing flying/soaring through the air moments.


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