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The Spirit of the Sword (1982)

Huan hua xi jian (original title)
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 (as Chu Yuan)

Writers:

Yuen Chor (as Yu Chin), Lung Ku (story)
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Credited cast:
Hua Yueh ... Tzu Yi-hou
Lieh Lo ... Fire Clan chief
Tony Liu ... Pai Pao Yu (as Liu Yung)
Jung Wang ... Yun Meng (as Wang Jung)
Chien Sun ... Pai Chung
Cecilia Wong ... Little Princess (as Huang Hsing-hsiu)
Man-No Chen ... Tung Fang Fei-yen
Kuan-Chung Ku ... Leng Ping-ju
Mary Hon ... Star (as Mary Han)
Ying Cheung ... Wan Hua owner (as Chang Ying)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuen Chiang
Tien-Chu Chin
Miao Ching
Ming Fung
Han-Chou Ho Han-Chou Ho
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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 decide which one of the five clans will rule the world. The story is centered around one of these tournaments, as a catastrophe arises when an evil samurai killer shows up 49 days before the start and tries to assassinate the current leader who happens to be from the water clan. Written by thedragonb b

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One of the best Yuen Chor Movies
10 July 2005 | by crabarrSee all my reviews

In this film, there are 5 main clans ruling the martial world, each representing one of the 5 elements - fire, metal, water, wood and earth. Each year they hold a martial arts competition to decide which one of the 5 clans will rule the world. The story is centered around one of these tournaments, as a catastrophe arises when an evil samurai killer shows up 49 days before the start and tries to assassinate the current leader who happens to be from the Water clan.

This movie ranks up there with all the other excellent Yuen Chor adaptations of Ku Long novels, such as "Killer Clans" and "Magic Blade". I don't think I have ever seen a Shaw Brothers movie with the word "Sword" in the title, that wasn't great. If you are a wuxia fan, this is a must watch. It has all the elements that make a good wuxia film: superb fight choreography and fantastic techniques; engaging storyline and plot; great sets, wardrobe and photography. You won't be disappointed.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

17 June 1982 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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