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Legend of the Bat (1978)

Bian fu chuan qi (original title)
Once again we follow the ultimate playboy sword master, Chu Liu Hsiang, and his faithful friend, Yi Tien Hung, on another amazing adventure in Southeastern China. This time, our heroes make... See full summary »

Director:

Yuen Chor (as Chu Yuan)

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
Lung Ti ... Chu Liu-Hsiang
Yun Ling ... 'Mark of Blood' Yi Tien-Hung
Tony Liu
Li Ching ... Liu Wu-Min
Hua Yueh ... Li Yu-Han
Chung Wang ... Kou Chi-Cheng
On-On Yu ... Chin Lien-Chu (as An An Yu)
Tung-Shing Yee ... Yuan Shui-Yun (as Tung Sheng Erh)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fei Ai
Shen Chan ... Auctioneer
Szu-Chia Chen
Han Chiang
Miao Ching
Norman Chu ... Hsiang Fei-Tien (as Shao-Chiang Hsu)
Li Chuang
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Once again we follow the ultimate playboy sword master, Chu Liu Hsiang, and his faithful friend, Yi Tien Hung, on another amazing adventure in Southeastern China. This time, our heroes make their way to a mysterious place called Bat Island, while meeting other travelers going to the exact same place. There are rumors that if you can afford it, then anyone can buy anything that they desire on this island. Once they finally reach Bat Island the craziness truly begins. Written by GRAYnonstop

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

7 August 1978 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A denevér legendája See more »

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Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The iconic bat amulet prop worn by the title character played by Tung-Shing Yee was previously used by the vampire bats in the Hammer/Shaw co-production 'The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)'. See more »

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Followed by Perils of the Sentimental Swordsman (1982) See more »

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Solid Chu Yuan material, but nothing special
15 April 2003 | by daustinSee all my reviews

Legend of the Bat involves a hero played by Ti Lung trying to find the mysterious Bat Island in order to help friends and solve mysteries, and solve the riddle of the masked Mr. Bat.

This is a fairly entertaining sequel to Chu Yuan's Clans of Intrigue, but is not as engaging as the original. There is some really beautiful, Suspiria-esque use of lighting, and some great sets. Most of the leads do a solid job, and Ti Lung is good as always. However the movie drags in too many irrelevant characters (even by Chu Yuan standards), and Ti Lung's character, the only important hold-over from the first movie is largely eclipsed by other characters. It's solid stuff, but no Magic Blade.


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