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The Magic Blade (1976)

Tien ya ming yue dao (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 7 October 1976 (Hong Kong)
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Don't miss this one it is excellent. Chinese sword masters pair up to fight off yet another villain for the deadly PeacockDart. The ending is eye popping don't miss this one. Shaw Brothers come thru yet again

Director:

Yuen Chor (as Chu Yuan)

Writers:

Lung Ku (novel), Kuang Ni | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lung Ti ... Fu Hung Hsieh
Lieh Lo ... Yen Nan-fei
Li Ching ... Tsao Yu-chen
Ni Tien ... Mingyue Hsin 'Moonlight Heart'
Lily Li ... 'Lute' Yu Chin
Feng Ku ... 'Sword' Hsiao Chien
Ching Tang ... 'Sire' Kung-tzu Yu
Szu-Chia Chen ... Hsiao Ke-Lien 'Pity'
Hui-Ling Liu ... Tang Hsi
Mei Sheng Fan ... 'Book' Wu Shi
Ping Ha ... Devil's Granny (as Teresa Hsia Ping)
Shen Chan ... Kung Sun-shao
Norman Chu ... 'Chess' Ku Chi (as Shao-Chiang Hsu)
Kuan-Chung Ku ... Do-Ching Tzu
Miao Ching ... Tsui Shui-ching
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Two rival swordsmen, the heroic Fu Hung Hsieh and the wealthy Yen Nan-Fei, must team up to prevent the legendary Peacock Dart from falling into the hands of Mr. Yu and his evil criminal underworld. Traps, poisons, and double-crossings are everywhere in this spooky swordplay thriller from the Shaw Bros. Studio. Written by Joel Nova

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Well made fantastic Kung Fu story
27 August 2005 | by ChungMoSee all my reviews

Moody, well-lit kung fu saga as two mortal enemies are pursued by the legions of killers hired by the mysterious Mr. Yu. I saw this on television a long time ago and was not impressed. The new release, subtitled, is a joy to watch. The whole production is very unrealistic but that is not a distraction. We are in a fantasy world where swords can cut branches off of trees from a distance just by being spun in place really fast. The film is very unlike the usual Shaw Bros. films everyone is familiar with except during the fight scenes which are up to the Shaw Bros. high standards.

Recommended. It's a change of pace from your typical kung-fu film. Just remember, don't eat anything Devil Granny serves you.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

7 October 1976 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Magic Blade See more »

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Shaw Brothers See more »
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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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