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Swordsman III: The East Is Red (1993)

Dung Fong Bat Bai: Fung wan joi hei (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 / Dong Fong Bat 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:

Action | Romance

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Details

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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User Reviews

 
Simply great
12 March 2005 | by ReezonSee all my reviews

First disregard all negative comments, written by people who couldn't even follow the story.

This movie is perfect example of movies created during the golden age of Hong Kong. It's an amazing combination of romance, action, comedy and drama and it features beautiful women as deadly fighters. What more could you want? Koo - a Chinese officer risks his life to meet Asia the Invincible (a man turned woman, played by a woman - Brigitte Lin) the greatest fighter alive, who has retired from the world of martial arts. He wants her to stop other "Asia the Invincible" imposter's. She decides to help him at first, then to claim back her lost power. Now Koo has to stop her. But that's not all, there's also a love triangle involving Koo, Asia the Invincible and Snow (a woman pretending to be a man, played by a beautiful woman - Joey Wang).

The action is very over the top, it's unlike anything you've seen before, with people wielding cannons and throwing ships around, killing people with just their chi. There are lots of romantic, even erotic, moments, some of them involving two women, and the end is very dramatic.

Don't miss this great movie!


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