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Swordsman III: The East Is Red (1993)

Dong Fang Bu Bai: Feng yun zai qi (original title)
A royal official accompanies a Portuguese warship to the Black Cliffs to see the site of the defeat of the evil Invincible Asia, who attained supernatural abilities by following the sacred ... See full summary »

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Louis Cha (novel), Tan Cheung | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brigitte Lin ... Asia the Invincible (or 'Dong Fong But Bai')
Joey Wang ... Snow
Rongguang Yu ... Gu Cheong Fong
Jean Wang ... Snow's Conqubine
Shun Lau ... Warden of the Holy Altar
Eddy Ko ... Chin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yung-Chang Ho Yung-Chang Ho
Samuel Hui
Ching-Ying Lam ... Zither Player
Dion Lam
Chi-Ming Lau
Ka Ting Lee
Mike Leeder ... Spanish Priest
Michael Miller Michael Miller ... Spanish Conquistador
King-Tan Yuen ... Madam
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Storyline

A royal official accompanies a Portuguese warship to the Black Cliffs to see the site of the defeat of the evil Invincible Asia, who attained supernatural abilities by following the sacred scroll and castrating himself. The official discovers that the Portuguese are actually after the sacred scroll, and then finds Invincible Asia him/herself, who is not actually dead. Invincible Asia seeks to destroy all the imposters or 'false Invincible Asias' who have assumed his/her place leading cults, whilst the Portuguese, a mysterious Japanese warlord and others search for Invincible Asia and the Sacred Scroll. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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Genres:

Fantasy | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 January 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Invincible Asia 2: Turbulence Again Rises See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Follows The Swordsman (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

The Mundane World
Music by Tsung-Sheng Lee
Lyrics by Lee Man-ting
Performed by Shu-Hua Chen
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Crazy film that nearly hits the mark
15 December 2006 | by bornenastySee all my reviews

Having missed any preceding films, I knew from the genre that this was going to make little to no sense to me at points, but right from the off I was confused...

Making no attempts to explain itself, it gets straight into the action. Fantastical fighting and some incredible wire work really do make this film a visual spectacle, but the absence of continuity at times does hinder it.

Certain scenes appear to have been either cut completely, or just parts of them left in, which again doesn't help the mix. If you watch the trailer you'll see that Jet Li is in it... but when you watch the film, you realise he has been left on the cutting room floor...! Overall it makes for a very enjoyable, if not inexplicably odd/hard to follow film - but it's certainly made me want to watch the earlier instalments!!


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