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Liu xing hu die jian (1976)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 20 March 1976 (Hong Kong)
Two clans compete for dominance over the martial arts world in this classic of violent swordplay and political intrigue. A complex tale of deception and double crosses. Killer Clans leaves ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Fei Ai
Kwok Kuen Chan
Shen Chan ...
Roc Society chief's right hand man
Kang-Yeh Cheng
Shao-Lin Chiang ...
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Yuet Sang Chin
Li Ching
Miao Ching
Yun-Kin Chow
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(as Shao Chiang Hsu)
Hark-On Fung
Ping Ha
Hsia Hsu
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Two clans compete for dominance over the martial arts world in this classic of violent swordplay and political intrigue. A complex tale of deception and double crosses. Killer Clans leaves viewers guessing every step of the way. Masterful fight choreography from Yuen Cheung Yan (Yuen Clan member and brother of Yuen Woo Ping) and Tong Gaai fills the screen with bloody sword fighting and imaginative weaponry, delivering both great drama and fantastic martial arts. Written by The Shaw Brothers Classic Collection

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Dull Shaw Brother tale of feuding clans with little fighting
18 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Shaw Brothers martial arts film that's more focused on story and character than on it is on fight sequences, which left me a little disappointed because I didn't find myself all that interested in the characters or story here. The story is about two feuding clans, which seemed to play out more like a tale of royal court intrigue than your typical you-killed-my-master kung-fu film plot lines, which is probably a good thing in most cases, except this royal court intrigue wasn't all that compelling. The few martial arts sequences present, primarily swordplay over hand-to-hand fighting, are well done, but are far too brief. I was also quite surprised at the amount of nudity in the Shaw Brothers production, which usually shied away from that sort of thing (although brutal bloody combat was perfectly acceptable). I read several other reviews where other reviewers loved this film, so it does have it's defenders, but I am not one of them.


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