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Full Moon Scimitar (1979)

Yuan yue wan dao (original title)
Inspired from a famous martial arts tale, a young swordsman becomes obsessed with sword supremacy and challenges another kung fu master, where everything begins.

Director:

Yuen Chor (as Chu Yuan)

Writers:

Yuen Chor (screenplay) (as Yu Chin), Lung Ku (novel)
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Credited cast:
Tung-Shing Yee ... Ting Peng (as Tung-Sheng Erh)
Ming-Chuen Wang ... Chin Ching (as Liza Wong)
Jung Wang ... Liu Jo-sung (as Yung Wang)
Meg Lam ... Li Ke-hsiao (as Chien-Ming Lin)
Lung Wei Wang ... Immortal God of Eagles
Kuan-Chung Ku ... Wealthy young master
Norman Chu ... Sung Tsung (as Hsiao-Chiang Hsu)
Miao Ching ... Heretical Sect Chief
Wah Yuen ... Silver Monk (as Hua Yuan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok-Kuen Chan ... (as Kuo Chuan Chen)
Shen Chan ... Thief
Chi-Ping Chang
Hsi Chang
Shih-Ou Chang
Ping-Lu Chen Ping-Lu Chen
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Inspired from a famous martial arts tale, a young swordsman becomes obsessed with sword supremacy and challenges another kung fu master, where everything begins.

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The Chinese "Count of Monte Cristo"
13 August 2019 | by joelnova93See all my reviews

As a fan of Derek Yee and his other starring role in "The Sentimental Swordsman", I entered the film expecting much of the same and to be entertained again with martial arts in a simple magical setting. However, I exited the film with much more than that.

From the start you will notice the film's strengths is in it's superb directing and cinematography, which later evolves to showcase the unmatched set design by the Shaw Brothers studio. The choreography, a satisfying dance to the film's poetic themes and dialogue.

Unfortunately, the other reviewers held their subjective views on the protagonist's character development against the worth of the film, but objectively, you may find similarities with the "The Count of Monte Cristo", and respect the film offering a complex character that has managed to wrestle with your emotions. Like "Monte Cristo", this film is also surprisingly wise and insightful, and I enjoyed its philosophical perspective.

There are stronger overall films within the genre, so I feel comfortable rating this film an 8/10, but that also guarantees a rewatch from me in the future, and a recommendation for you right now.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

25 January 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Full Moon Scimitar See more »

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Shaw Brothers See more »
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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