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Swordsman II (1992)

Xiao ao jiang hu: dong fang bu bai (original title)
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With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990). Blademaster and his martial arts school decide to retire to a distant mountain. Before leaving, he ... See full summary »

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Louis Cha (novel), Tin-suen Chan | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jet Li ... Linghu Chong (Ling Wu Chung)
Brigitte Lin ... Dong Fang Bu Bai (Asia the Invincible)
Michelle Reis ... Yue Lingshan (Kiddo)
Waise Lee ... Hattori Sengun
Rosamund Kwan ... Ren Yingying
Kar Lok Chin ... Sarutobi Kazuki
Fennie Yuen ... Lan Fenghuang (Blue Phoenix)
Shi-Kwan Yen ... Ren Woxing (Wu) (as Yee Kwan Yan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Leung Cheung ... Eunuch Hong
Kwok-Ping Choi
John DeMita ... Ling Wei (voice)
Keith Ferguson Keith Ferguson ... (voice)
Man-Kwong Fung Man-Kwong Fung
Jessica Gee-George ... Ren Ying Ying (voice) (as Jessica Gee)
Choi-Chow Hoh Choi-Chow Hoh
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Storyline

With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990). Blademaster and his martial arts school decide to retire to a distant mountain. Before leaving, he visits his friends, a tribe of snake-wielding women warriors. He finds that they have been attacked, and their leader, Princess Yin-Yin, toward whom he has some romantic feelings, has been abducted. The attacker is her evil uncle Fong, who years before overthrew Yin-Yin's father and took over their sect. Fong also has possession of a sacred scroll which tells how to achieve ultimate martial arts power. Blademaster decides to help Yin-Yin and her imprisoned father, and his romantic complications deepen when his childhood chum and Yin-Yin are joined by a new rival. Blademaster thinks she is an innocent village girl he has saved, but in fact she is Fong! The process of gaining ultimate martial arts power requires self- castration and transmogrification into female form. Written by Reid Gagle

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Genres:

Action | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

26 June 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legend of the Swordsman See more »

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Runtime:

(Hong Kong) | (US) | (Extended Version)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was the highest grossing film in China for 1992. See more »

Quotes

Asia the Invincible: Hatred? For vengeance or for the girls? Fine you heartless guy, I'd make you watch them die before you
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Crazy Credits

In the U.S Version of the film, Michelle Reis (plays Kiddo, called in the Miramax dub) is mistakenly credited as Michelle Li. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US version, that is released by Dimension (under the title "Legend of the Swordsman"), is cut by approx. 9 mins. Also, the English dub version considerably dumbs down the original Cantonese dialogue (even the hero's name is simplified from Ling Wu-chung to Ling Wei) and often drops details (like the fighters yelling their martial arts stance, just prior to attack) that added to the original version of the film's character. See more »

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I completely obsessed to this one
5 July 2000 | by SnapesnapeSee all my reviews

Having been a big fan of Hong-kong fantasy action movies(chinese ghost story 1,2,3..and etc..) especially I completely captivated by this one. When I first saw this movie, I was only 14. this movie was brought a great popularity and main stars Brigitte Lin and Jet li became household name in here, South Korea. I still remember when these two stars visited here to promote, Brigitte Lin had to escaped from being run over by her fans in Korea.

She plays "Asia the invincible" who's gave up his manly symbol to become the best sword man. Jet li plays another great sword man who's pure, sincere to his belief. On the way to find his men, came across "Asia the invincible" several times. although "Asia the invincible" is a villain who's so brutal when he eliminates his enemy, starts attracted to Jet li. and Jet li does too.

But the development relationship between Jet li and "Asia the invincible" can hardly describe. actually both of them are men. It can be called "Homosexual interest". but it doesn't a big deal. In fact I think this made this movie more unique, and sensual, joyful to watch.

Striking, powerful performance by Brigitte. she had been my idol for years. it's a really pity that she had disappear from the screen after getting married. it's a role really hard to play. but she's charismatic enough to command the whole movie. her last scene still haunting me. can't believe she was almost 40 when she did shoot this one.

The early Jet li so cute, and I really admire his martial arts skills( although most of his martial arts here are computer-generated or wire actions ) I can't count how many times I've seen this movie. action sequences so beautiful and stunning. See this movie. it will be unusual experience!!!


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