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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?

Director:

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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Genres:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

[in Cantonese version of the film] While most of his roles were previously dubbed from professional actors, this film proves the rare example of having Norman Chu dubbed in his own voice. See more »

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

Featured in The Best of the Martial Arts Films (1990) See more »

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User Reviews

 
This movie is one of the best "Kung-Fu Theater" movies ever!
25 March 2000 | by AstroMan-3See all my reviews

This movie has it all! Fast paced combat scenes, beautiful cinematography, compelling characters, and an epic plot of honor and betrayal. As I watched this movie, it was at once a really cool kung fu film and an intelligently written, acted, and directed film. Trust me on this one! If you're a fan of this genre at all, then check this film out.


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