6.2/10
98
3 user 4 critic

Perils of the Sentimental Swordsman (1982)

Chu Liu Xiang zhi You ling shan zhuang (original title)
The 8th Prince and Chu Liu Hsiang pretend to be rivals and stage 8th Prince's assassination attempt in order for Chu to go undercover in the "Villa of Phantoms" to investigate, King Eagle, who has been recruiting criminals for evil plot.

Director:

Yuen Chor (as Chu Yuan)

Writers:

Yuen Chor (as Yu Chin), Lung Ku (story)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lung Ti ... Chu Liu-hsiang
Wei Hao Teng Wei Hao Teng
Kuan-Chung Ku
Lieh Lo
Linda Chu
Liang Chun Tai Liang Chun Tai
Feng Ku ... Old Hawk (last scene)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frankie Chan
Szu-Chia Chen
Chuen Chiang
Miao Ching
Han-Chou Ho Han-Chou Ho
Yu Lung Hsiao
Feng Kuan Feng Kuan
Siu-Kwan Lau
Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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
Stars: Lung Ti, Yun Ling, Tony Liu
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After three Clan leaders are assassinated, Kung Nan-Yen accuses Master Thief Chiu Liu-Hsiang as being the only man capable of the murders, but generously allows him one month to clear his name.

Director: Yuen Chor
Stars: Lung Ti, Fei Ai, Shen Chan
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Kao is given a mission by his elderly master to take a cursed sword and solve petty squabbles between skilled martial masters.

Director: Yuen Chor
Stars: Sheng Fu, Jason Piao Pai, Tung-Shing Yee
Action | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Master kung-fu choreographer Tang Chia leads the king and queen of Shaw Brothers' swordplay, Ti Lung and Lily Li, to the amazing "Deer Sword" and escape from the insidious maze-like "Toy Land"

Director: Yuen Chor
Stars: Lung Ti, Li Ching, Tony Liu
Action | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Brave Archer and His Mate is the fourth in a series originally starring international favorite Alexander Fu Sheng as master martial artist Kuo Tsing. Kuo Chui is the new hero who is out to ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Sheng Fu, Tien Hsiang Lung, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The famous story of the Shaolin Temple's betrayal by the White-Browed Hermit, and the subsequent revenge by Shaolin firebrand Fang Shih-yu, is the stuff of legend. It has been filmed many ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi, Yen-Tsan Tang
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Hung escapes Shaolin after the temple is attacked by the Ching, only to be jailed with the help of Fang (also of Shoalin) who mistakes him for a bandit. Fang must now help Hung escape so they can challenge the Ching together.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Sheng Fu, Hsin Fang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

There are five main clans ruling the martiall world, each representing one of the five elements - fire, metal, water, wood and earth. Each year they hold a martial arts competition to ... See full summary »

Director: Yuen Chor
Stars: Hua Yueh, Lieh Lo, Tony Liu
Action | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Following such hits as Killer Clans and Clans Of Intrigue, the winning team of director Chu Yuan and novelist Ku Lung reunite with revered martial art choreographers Tang Chia and Huang ... See full summary »

Director: Yuen Chor
Stars: Tony Liu, Hua Yueh, Yun Ling
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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
Stars: Li Ching, Lung Ti, Sheng Fu
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Five students escape from the destruction of their beloved Shaolin Temple...now each must take revenge and train in their own seperate fighting styles...they will become The Five Shaolin Masters!!

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Sheng Fu
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Wudang is in trouble again, with both Dugu Wu Di planning to attack the Wudang temple and an interloping group of martial artists from Japan waiting in the background.

Director: Chun-Ku Lu
Stars: Norman Chu, Leanne Lau, Kuan Tai Chen
Edit

Storyline

The 8th Prince and Chu Liu Hsiang pretend to be rivals and stage 8th Prince's assassination attempt in order for Chu to go undercover in the "Villa of Phantoms" to investigate, King Eagle, who has been recruiting criminals for evil plot.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

third part | sequel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Adventure | Mystery

Certificate:

PG-13
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Clans of Intrigue (1977) See more »

User Reviews

 
Convoluted, but with plentiful action
20 September 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Another Shaw Brothers movie for Ti Lung, this is actually the third in a series of SENTIMENTAL SWORDSMAN stories. I should note that I haven't seen the first two instalments in the series, although I understand that they're not required viewing as there's not really any back story in this movie.

What we get is a convoluted story - one of those ones in which seemingly every character is busy double crossing the others, nobody can be trusted, and there are double and triple agents - and a multitude of action scenes shot in the inimitable Shaw Brothers style. Ti Lung plays the titular hero who is sent undercover into the 'Ghostly Village', which is occupied by various thieves and bandits, in order to uncover an assassination plot in which a local prince is doomed to die.

Although this isn't a supernatural film there are some spooky moments in it, such as a ghostly figure flying through the trees. It's largely a grounded production although the outlandish costumes and sets remain as impressive as ever. The action is invariably focused around swordplay and while it's not quite top-tier Shaw quality, it certainly makes the running time fly past. Lung is effortlessly cool and I was particularly gratified to see Lo Lieh playing something other than the usual stock villain. It's a bit too confusing in places to be truly great, but it's still engaging viewing.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

13 May 1982 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Bahaya pada pahawan sentimental See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed