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The Battle Wizard (1977)

Tian long ba bu (original title)
A bookish young man and his sword-loving sister find themselves battling a trio of villains, one of them a beautiful but masked woman who has promised to either marry or murder the first man to see her unmasked.

Director:

Hsueh Li Pao

Writers:

Louis Cha (story) (as Yung Chin), Kuang Ni
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Cast

Credited cast:
Danny Lee ... Prince Tuan Yu
Ni Tien ... Mu Wan-Ching / Hsiang Yao-cha (as Tanny)
Chen Chi Lin ... Chung Ling-erh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shao-Chia Chen
Chuen Chiang
Han Chiang ... Sze-Kung Hsuan
Tao Chiang ... Yueh Chang-lung
Lu Chin ... Chin Hung-Mien
Norman Chu ... (as Shao-Chiang Hsu)
Ping Ha ... Madam Chung (as Teresa Hsia Ping)
Li Jen Ho
Shu-Hua Hsin Shu-Hua Hsin ... Chief Chung
Chih-Kuang Huang Chih-Kuang Huang
Pei Chi Huang
Ling-Ling Hung ... Shu Baifeng
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Storyline

A bookish young man and his sword-loving sister find themselves battling a trio of villains, one of them a beautiful but masked woman who has promised to either marry or murder the first man to see her unmasked.

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Genres:

Action | Fantasy

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

9 September 1977 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Battle Wizard See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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What did I just watch?
23 April 2006 | by ChungMoSee all my reviews

Definitely along the lines of "Anything Goes" HK cinema, Battle Wizard starts crazy and remains that way to the very end. Convoluted story, strange characters, garish special effects and a snappy pace keep this film entertaining, that is if you go for this sort of thing.

This is the sort of movie that is immune to most commentary just by the obvious disregard the film makers have for normal movie making. Either you watch this sort of film or you don't. The only comment I can make is that whoever edited this film should have been sent back to the butcher shop to resume slicing tripe. It's some of the worst editing I ever have seen in a Shaw production.

Fun for an afternoon with friends.


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