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Duel to the Death (1983)

Xian si jue (original title)
The best sword master from China vs the best sword master from Japan. Who will win?

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Siu-Tung Ching
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Cast

Credited cast:
Norman Chu ... Hashimoto
Damian Lau ... Ching Wan
Flora Chong-Leen ... Sheng Nan (as Flora Cheung)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Chang Chung
Mang-Ha Cheng
Hsiu-hsien Chiang Hsiu-hsien Chiang
Shan Chin ... Mr. Fok
Shou-fu Chin Shou-fu Chin
Kwok Choi Hon
Lueng Shing Hung Lueng Shing Hung
Eddy Ko ... Kenji
Yeong-Mun Kwon Yeong-Mun Kwon
Chi-Ho Lau Chi-Ho Lau
Yat Fan Lau
Kin-sang Lee
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Storyline

One of the last of the Old School Hong Kong martial arts flicks, this one deals with a legendary competition in swordplay and fighting that ends up being fought between two great warriors, a Chinese man and a Japanese man, who, over the course of the film, have become friends. Written by Mark Toscano <fiddybop@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some graphic martial arts violence and momentary nudity | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

13 January 1983 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Duel to the Death See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Golden Harvest Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

There are at least two different dubs that have been released in the US, and the two version sometimes conflict dramatically in character motivations and plot details. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

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Exploding ninjas and decapitations, a monkey man, giant ninjas, AWESOME!
30 April 2006 | by jh_reaperSee all my reviews

Yes if you read my above sentence summary you read right. Exploding ninjas, giant ninjas, TONS of blood and loads of fun. This is one of the more fun experiences I've ever had watching a film and this is pretty easy to get on DVD (Amazon, Netflix, etc) for rent or buy. If you like old Kung Fu/Swordplay/Samurai type films then you should like this one. There are a lot of beautiful and bloody sword fights. The film knows exactly what it's trying to do and does that well. I am also impressed at the amount of Ninjas in this film because there's rarely Ninja in film, or at least good ones I should say and I for one happen to love them so it's a shame. Martial artist gather for a tournament held every 10 years and the end result is brutal, bloody, amazingly choreographed sword fights between the Japanese/Chinese characters. Ninja's explode, people talk with their heads having been separated from the rest of their body, and blood flies everywhere - so if that's your thing then check this one. A rare gem that more Martial Arts/Swordplay/Kung Fu/Samurai film fans should see. I love it!


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