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The Sentimental Swordsman (1977)

Duo qing jian ke wu qing jian (original title)
The Sentimental Swordsman epitomizes the lone, virtuous, heroic swordsman with a twist. The Oedipus complexed swordsman played by the popular Ti Lung, is a hero with weaknesses; he drinks, ... See full summary »

Director:

Yuen Chor (as Chu Yuan)

Writers:

Yuen Chor (screenplay) (as Chin Yu), Lung Ku (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lung Ti ... Li Chin-Huan
Li Ching ... Lin Hsin-erh
Tung-Shing Yee ... Ah Fei
On-On Yu ... Lin Shi-yin (as Candy Yu)
Hua Yueh ... Lung Hsiao-yun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fei Ai
Shen Chan
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Nan Chiang
Miao Ching
Norman Chu
Alan Chung San Chui
Mei Sheng Fan ... Chuan Jia
Ging Man Fung
Hark-On Fung
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The Sentimental Swordsman epitomizes the lone, virtuous, heroic swordsman with a twist. The Oedipus complexed swordsman played by the popular Ti Lung, is a hero with weaknesses; he drinks, thereby losing his girlfriend via tricked honor. It's finally payback time.

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

14 October 1977 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Das unbesiegbare Schwert der Shaolin See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A colorful confusing Shaw Brothers spectacle
5 August 2016 | by ckormos1See all my reviews

The opening scene is like the opening scene of "Pursuit of Vengeance." Enter Ti Lung as Li Chin Huan and Fan Mei-Sheng as his assistant Chuan Jia. Ti Lung carves a doll and buries it in the snow. The back story is ten years ago he gave up his fortune and his woman to a man who saved his life. Next they encounter a man walking. Then at the tea house "Black and White Snake" attack an escort company. The man walking kills them and joins Ti Lung. They go off to the woods to drink and talk. Attack! Everyone is after the package – an armor useful against the Plum Blossom Bandit.

Yes there is too much going on in the movie and it is hard to follow. I thought the Plum Blossom Bandit's choice of colors annoying and now I call him the "Pepto-Bismol Bandit". I did find very fun the scene where all were starving but feared poison in all the available food.

This movie may have had a landmark first. At about 1:24:45 there is a physical, not a special effects, wipe. The actress goes behind a wall as the camera tracks to the right then the stuntman comes out from behind the wall and does the acrobatics all dressed as the actress. Was this the first time this effect was ever done? I'm surprised it was not done more often but maybe it was and I am just now noticing.


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