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蕭十一郎 (1978)
Swordsman and Enchantress

Reviewed by: pjshimmer
Date: 03/22/2005
Summary: Great movie

In less than 90 minutes, this wuxia tale packs in a complex story with (nearly) unpredictable plot twists, which means the pace has got to move REALLY fast, and it does just that. These Chu Yuan wuxia films mostly aren't polished, but they are entertaining.


Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 12/07/2004
Summary: One of the better SHAW brother movies

The movie itself is one of those kung fu mystery movies, where Ti Lung is plunged back into the martial arts world being accused of something he didn't do. While this is occuring, who has stolen the deer cutting sword?

The action is above average
The plot is a little difficult to grasp as there are many characters and plot twists and i felt the plot twists went a little overboard. The suprising twists at the end was a little bit much!!

But still, this is one of the better SB movies out there


Reviewed by: balstino
Date: 06/18/2004
Summary: Top Shaw, one of, if not THE BEST Wuxia.

The story, suspense and mystery in this one was superb. The fights are great and the chemistry between Ti Lung and the female lead was electric. The only thing I would say is it can be a bit Robin Hood/Maid Marion sappy in places (with dodgy music), but OVERALL it is by far the best shaw I have seen.

Reviewed by: batgirl
Date: 03/20/2004
Summary: spectacular and complex

This was a lot of fun. I haven't read the novel it's based on, and the plot is fairly complex, but I was able to follow it well enough. The martial arts aren't anything much, being in the dance-opera style of a lot of the costume epics, but the costumes, the sets, and the variety of characters were great entertainment. Ti Lung (with a beard) plays the unconventional knight-errant with a good heart and no regard for appearances. Lily Li plays a swordswoman with a tendency to get naked and a useful ability to paralyse people for 24 hours by hitting the right nerve-points. Then there's the Iron and Steel Zombies, a man and woman with pale faces and mummy-like bandages on their bodies; the four lethal Feng brothers, who wear white robes and fight in unison; an androgynous and deadly villain called Little Lord (played by a woman, but all the characters take her for a boy, so I guess the viewer is supposed to as well); and a mysterious hermit who has been abducting heroes of the martial world and shrinking them into puppets - all of them after the mystical Deer Cutting Blade. It might not be quite up there with Killer Clans and Legend of the Bat, but it delivers the same sort of pleasure.

Reviewed by: samchuyuen
Date: 12/06/2003
Summary: Another great film by super-team Ku Lung-Chu Yuen

With an unusual beared Ti Lung, this movie makes justice to the novel of the same name. It's really great how the director gives such ambience and tension, using red focus and surrealistic backgrounds, make you feels into the movie. I really enjoy this one.