The Sword (1980)
Reviewed by: 5elementninja on 2002-01-01
Summary: This is the best swordplay movie you won't hear about.
Adam Cheng is a swordsman searching for fame and glory as he looks to challenge the top swordsman in the land known as Hua. During his journey he runs into a young lady in destress and decides to save her, not knowing she is the daughter of Hua. He also runs into his childhood sweetheart who is now married to another swordsman who Cneng finds out later has a plot to kill Hua and steal two of Hua's swords. One of these swords, the Wu Chi, has a very mysterious aura. This film is very much ahead of its time as far as drama in a martial arts film. The story is wonderful and the fight choreography is reminiscent of "Duel to the Death" with very bloody and at times fantastic battles. This is the best swordplay movie you won't hear about.