Duel to the Death (1983)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2002-12-01
Summary: Came out before its time
This pioneer of HK fantasy-swordplay movies came out 10 years before "Swordsman 2" and "Butterfly Sword," although it is no surprise that Ching Siu Tung is responsible for the innovative choreography in all these films.

In terms of the intracacy of the fight scenes, storyline, score, and acting, "Duel to the Death" is indeed years ahead of the other swordplay movies from this time. Norman Chu's performance as the Japanese swordsman is the best I've seen of anyone up to this point.