The One Armed Swordsman (1967) Cheh Chang

The One Armed Swordsman (1967)
aka Du bei dao
Genre: Kung Fu
Country: Hong Kong | Director: Cheh Chang
Language: Mandarin or English (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English (optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 116mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv - 855x356 - 23.976fps - 2.05gb

Includes Audio Commentary by film critics David Chute
and Andy Klein (Third Audio Track)

An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. 

Young Fang Kang (Jimmy Wang Yu) grows up in the school and treasures his father's broken sword and the memory of his father's sacrifice. 

The other students (including the teacher's daughter played by Pan Yin-Tze) resent him and try to drive him away. 

The teacher's daughter challenges him to a fight and when he refuses she becomes enraged and recklessly chops off his arm! 

He retreats, broken and bloody, and is found by a young poor girl living alone (Chiao Chiao) who nurses him back to health. Meanwhile, the evil gang who originally attacked the Golden Sword school develops a weapon that renders the Golden Sword useless and starts killing off all of the schools students. 

Fang Kang eventually recovers with the girl's help but must now face a life with only one arm. Will he be able to recover and live to defend the school as his father did?

The One Armed Swordsman is one of the most important kung fu movies ever made. For one thing, it made Cheng Cheh and Jimmy Wang famous.
 The One Armed Swordsman (1967)

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2 Response to "The One Armed Swordsman (1967) Cheh Chang"

  1. ido says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for posting this classic!!! Here are some more stone-cold Hong Kong kung fu must-have classics everyone should be aware of. Would also be awesome if you could look for original language, uncut MKV upgrades to add to this website's collection! A lot of people would probably be into it. Essential viewing and all from around the same era [basically].

    1) "King Boxer" ["Tian xia di yi quan", 1972 sold international as "5 Fingers of Death"]: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070800/?ref_=tt_rec_tti
    Lo Lieh at his best.
    2) "Avenging Eagle" ["Long xie shi san ying," 1978]: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077868/
    A very, VERY good film that doesn't seem to get as much attention. Really creates some tense drama with strong weapons fighting.
    3) "Five Venoms" ["Wu du", 1978]: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077559/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
    You know it. If you don't, you need to.
    4) "Masked Avengers" ["Cha shou"]: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082153/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
    Same group as "Five Venoms" (Director Chang Cheh and "Venoms Mob" cast of Shaw Bros. contract actors.) Covers the same "secret martial bandit group" territory but an even darker, more violent. Far bleaker. Fighting is largely weapons-based and extremely frenetic. An excellent film that demands attention.
    5) "Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter" ["Wu Lang ba gua gun", 1984]: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086606/?ref_=tt_rec_tt
    Director and actor Liu Chia-Liang's 1978 film "36th Chamber of Shaolin" ("Shao-lin san-shi liu fang") is one of the benchmarks of martial art cinema. His 1984 historic epic dedicated to filial honor and the Buddhist art of staff fighting is every bit its equal.

    Would love to find and see David Chiang's THE NEW ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN again after all these years!

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