]CL (1981)
Return of the Sentimental Swordsman


Reviewed by: j.crawford
Date: 01/23/2016

Unique. Bizarre. Great cast in sequel more strange than the original film.

Reviewer Score: 8

Reviewed by: MrBooth
Date: 11/15/2005
Summary: 7/10 - another pretty wu-xia from Chor Yuen

Some guy creates a list of the top ten fighters in the Jiang Hu, and 10 years later they're still fighting about it! Typical Chor Yuen wu xia with lots of characters and complex relationships between them, all set in a fantasy world that makes no effort to be realistic. Very pretty, with gorgeous sets & costumes, and highly romanticised. The film is quite dark though - the curse of being a famous swordsman being the theme.

Good performances all round, though nobody is stretched by the characters they play. The action isn't sophisticated, but works. I recommend not trying overly hard to follow the plot, and just enjoy the atmosphere and aesthetics.

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 06/18/2005
Summary: Stars galore

A movie with martial artist with rankings and our hero Ti Lung is number 3!! Actually did i miss it but i dont know who was number 1 ranked was, and these missed number 6 and 7 as i recall!!The storyline has its twists here and there and the many cameo appearances makes its more intriguing!!

What made the movie experience better was the league of SB stars in this movie.

Just as entertaining as the first movie!!

7.5/10


Reviewed by: pjshimmer
Date: 12/07/2002

Much like the first sentimental swordsman (and like every wuxia movie Chu Yuan has made from Killer Clans to Hidden Power of the Dragon Sabre), this is a wuxia movie adapted from a Chinese novel. It is a continuation of the first part, and surprisingly for a Chu Yuan movie, there isn't a whole lot of mystery. I liked it, but the action is disappointing.

[8/10]


Reviewed by: rzach
Date: 07/19/2001
Summary: Another Masterpiece of all times


Following the first movie, this sequel (it is not actually a sequal) could encourage the audience emotion to get into the movie. So, although you are not a martial arts fans, you still can enjoy the presence of the "heavy weight" shaw brothers co like Ti Lung, Erl Thung Shen, Fhu Shen, Yue Hua, Ku Feng, Lo Lie, Hsi Hsao Chiang and many more. I miss the presence of this kind of masterpiece. Many new version made by television and today re-mark, cannot even close to the perfection of all time greats. Don't miss it.