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Return of the Sentimental Swordsman (1981)

Mo jian xia qing (original title)
Many feel that this, one of the Shaw Studio's biggest moneymakers, is one of those rare sequels which superior to its original. In any case, the charming title hero is back in action, ... See full summary »

Director:

Yuen Chor (as Yuan Chu)

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
Li Ching ... Lin Shi-Yin
Lung Ti ... Li Tsun-Huan
Sheng Fu ... Ching Wu-Ming
Feng Ku ... Shangkuan Chin-Hung
Tung-Shing Yee ... Ah Fei
Linda Chu Linda Chu ... Lin Hsien-Erh (as Hsiang-Yun Chu)
Tony Liu ... Lu Feng-Hsien
Hua Yueh ... Kuo Sung-Yang
Kara Wai ... Sun Hsiao-Hung
Lieh Lo ... Hu Bu-Kuei
Kuan-Chung Ku
Helen Poon ... Hung Yi-Nu (as Ping-Chang Pan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Ping Chang
Ping-Tsan Chang Ping-Tsan Chang
Shao-Chia Chen
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Many feel that this, one of the Shaw Studio's biggest moneymakers, is one of those rare sequels which superior to its original. In any case, the charming title hero is back in action, facing the Money Clan Chief for the fate of the "Martial Arts World".

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

31 January 1981 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Return of the Sentimental Swordsman See more »

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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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This movie is not a sequel to the first two!
16 May 2010 | by rob_patersonSee all my reviews

For purposes of marketing, this movie is called "Perils of the Sentimental Swordsman", but in Chinese it's called "Chu Liuxiang - Phantoms' Mountain Manor". Yes, it stars Ti Lung as a similar character to XiaoLi from the first two "Sentimental Swordsman" films, but he's playing a different character this time- Chu LiuXiang.

Chu LiuXiang is a wandering Robin Hood type figure- a highly skilled gentleman bandit who travels around and gets himself into all sorts of troubles. He hails from a series of novels written by Gu Long (or Ku Lung, as the Shaw Brothers movies credit him) who was one of the most prolific writers of WuXia (Kung Fu) novels of the 20th century. Which brings me to the other point- whenever you see Ku Lung's name in the credits of a film, you're watching an adaption of a long serial novel condensed into a short 90 minute film. Think about how successful American novel translations to film are, and you'll understand why films with a Ku Lung credit are often uneven but filled with cool scenes and ideas here and there.

That would also be a good summation of this movie, really- uneven, but lots of cool scenes and ideas!


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