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Du Bei Dao Wang
Hong Kong [1969] - 105m
Directed by
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January 12, 2021


More one-armed swordsman fun. I'm not the biggest fan of the series, there's a bit too much overt melodrama in them, but this is probably the best of the bunch thanks to some nice variety in styles and enemies. It's still far from Cheh Chang's best work, but at least I didn't get bored.

The one-armed swordsman has left the world of martial arts to live a quiet life with this wife, but of course he can't escape his past. It doesn't take long before he is invited to a tournament organized by a shady clan boss. All the other clans in the vicinity are invited too, so it's obvious the man is up to something.

There's quite a lot of action in this one, there's also quite a few different weapons that make the fights more interesting. The drama in between is rather cheesy and the plot is pretty basic, 15 minutes shorter would've been much better, but there are enough memorable moments in here to make it worth your time. Not bad.

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