The Sword Stained with Royal Blood (1993)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2001-07-22
Summary: Great swordplay flick
A highly underrated swordplay epic adapted from Jing Yong's classic novel with the same title. The cast gives an excellent performance, especially Cheng Man, Ng Man Tat, Danny Lee & Elvis Tsui, while Yuen Biao is just so-so. The final duel between Elvis Tsui and Yuen Biao is what I like to see in every martil arts movie. The rest of the action scenes is also impressive, tho not as breathtaking as the finale. The story is great too, though some parts could have been better developed. Overall, all elements are first rate. This is without a doubt a much better movie than the early 80s version starring the venoms. I never get sick of rewatching this favorite of mine.