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Jade Tiger (1977)

Pai yu lao hu (original title)

Director:

Yuen Chor (as Chu Yuan)

Writers:

Yuen Chor, Lung Ku
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lung Ti ... Chao Wu-chi / Li Zhongtan
Feng Ku ... Shang-kuan Yin
Lily Li ... Chao Chien-chien
Yao Hsiao Yao Hsiao ... Wei Fung-niang
Mei Sheng Fan ... Chao Chung
Lieh Lo ... Tang Chueh
Tung-Shing Yee ... Tang Yu (as Erh Tung Sheng)
Hua Yueh ... Tang Ao
Szu Shih ... Tang Yue
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fei Ai ... Ting Chi
Kwok Kuen Chan
Shen Chan ... Liu San-keng
Chih-Hung Chang Chih-Hung Chang
Hsi Chang ... Innkeeper
Shih-Ou Chang
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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

7 May 1977 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Jade Tiger See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Medieval Chinese Morality Play
16 September 2004 | by kenichikuSee all my reviews

An absolutely diabolical & manic wuxia satire of the clan feuds variety. Like the best of medieval Shakesperean tradition, a fanatical air of twisted alliances between members of both sides blur the line between good & evil. Sell out the ones you love to veil deception and to maintain their antic dispositions. You even sell out your headless self. For in the end, you justify your own morality with arsenic in your raised chalice and declare your crest the victor (if anybody's still alive that is).

Surreptitious loyalties exist in a maniacal framework switching sides as many an occasion as there's a hidden blade within a blade within a blade and with this, Chu Yuan's Jacobean flavored prism of blood, we are staring into two mirrors directly facing each other. Ti Lung walks the tightrope against type with his squeaky clean screen image. Like an evil inbred brother to the more insular 'Soul of the Sword', 'Jade Tiger' is Ti Lung and Hong Kong's Shaw Brothers at it's swashbuckling darkest. Yea anon, sharpen ye rapiers and let the bloodletting begin. Three and a half outta four kills.


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