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The Sword Stained with Royal Blood (1981)

Bi xie jian (original title)
"Godfather of the kung-fu film", Chang Cheh, made this treasured and beloved adventure featuring a sword, training manual, treasure map and a secret message. The kung-fu which ensues is as impressive as it is glorious.

Director:

Cheh Chang

Writers:

Louis Cha (novel), Cheh Chang | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ... Yuan Cheng-chih (as Kuo Chui)
Hsueh-Erh Wen ... Wen Ching-Ching
Tien Hsiang Lung ... Chin She Liang-Chun
Sheng Chiang ... Wen Cheng
Feng Lu ... Wen Nan-yang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shen Chan ... Chief of Lung Yau School
Yung Chan Yung Chan
Chiang-Yu Chang Chiang-Yu Chang
Lien-hui Chang Lien-hui Chang
Kuo Chao Kuo Chao
Hung Chen Hung Chen
Han Chiang
Li Ching ... Wen Yi
Ke Chu Ke Chu
Tiet Wo Chu
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"Godfather of the kung-fu film", Chang Cheh, made this treasured and beloved adventure featuring a sword, training manual, treasure map and a secret message. The kung-fu which ensues is as impressive as it is glorious.

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Another fine Venom Mob movie
8 October 2012 | by petepSee all my reviews

After watching the rather silly 36th Chamber trilogy this weekend, it was refreshing to finally see The Sword Stained with Royal Blood, which represents what I loved best from the Shaw Brothers era. Chang Cheh was by far my favorite director, the Vemon Mob folks were so extremely talented, and I loved the more serious and great stories that were being told in their movies. The story seems to jump around a lot early on, but it all comes together quite well by the end. Kuo Chui carries the film as usual and is excellent. Loved the sequence early on of him discovering the cave, though I have no idea why he went there in the first place. A lot of great action and I still just think these are so well made and better than the rest. Though I admit I'm pretty crazy about all the Shaw Brothers movies.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

6 March 1981 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sword Stained with Royal Blood See more »

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Shaw Brothers See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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