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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
Jessica Gee-George 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the book "Proud Smiling Wanderer" by Louis Cha See more »

Quotes

Ling: There can be no love between us, only hatred
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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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Version of Xiao ao jiang hu (2001) See more »

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Swordsman 2: the lesser of two evils
30 January 2009 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

Ling Wu Chung (Jet Li) is a great young swordsman with a big problem: the question on which side he shall fight means only choosing the lesser of two evils. On one hand, there is master Wu (Shi-Kwan Yen) who became mad during his imprisonment. Ling frees him from the prison, but does not wish to support Wu's cruel and merciless vengeance afterwards. On the other hand, there is Asia (Brigitte Lin), a wicked, mysterious woman of great beauty who hides many secrets from Ling and cannot be trusted. The movie has many wild, over the top action scenes from the director of "Chinese Ghost Story", but it was impossible to find a happy ending for it. Along with the sad music, visual beauty and spectacular effects, without a doubt a classic of its genre in the 1990s. My only little grudge is that the characters in the first Swordsman movie were more sympathetic than here in the sequel.


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