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Duel of the Century (1981)

Liu Xiao Feng zhi jue zhan qian hou (original title)
Liu Yung and Sun Chien (the Korean kicking The Five Venom from Chang Cheh's internationally popular series) team up to investigate the martial-art murders of a supposedly mortally wounded ... See full summary »

Director:

Yuen Chor

Writers:

Yuen Chor (as Yu Chin), Lung Ku (story)
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Credited cast:
Fei Ai ... Ku Ching-feng
Erik Ka-Kei Chan Erik Ka-Kei Chan
Kwok-Kuen Chan ... Monk Hsin Tung (as Chen Kuo-chuan)
Shao-Chia Chen
Ying Cheung ... Imposter Chang
Chuen Chiang ... Yeh family assistant (as Chuan Kong)
Szu-Ying Chien
Tien-Chu Chin
Li Ching ... Leng Ching-chiu
Miao Ching ... Li Yen-pei
Tat-Wah Cho ... Monk Lao-shu (as Tso Ta Hua)
Linda Chu ... Lu's paramour (as Chu Hsiang Yun)
Ging Man Fung
Ming Fung
Biu Gam ... Wax-man Chang (as Piao Chin)
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Liu Yung and Sun Chien (the Korean kicking The Five Venom from Chang Cheh's internationally popular series) team up to investigate the martial-art murders of a supposedly mortally wounded swordsman, only to find deception, death, double-dealings, impostors and one deadly duel after another.

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Follows Clan of Amazons (1978) See more »

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Weakest Chu Yuan-Gu Long adaptation I've seen
1 September 2004 | by daustinSee all my reviews

Tony Liu plays a hero (the same character from Clan of Amazons) tries to find out why two great heroes are fighting a duel. Many of the characters from Amazons are reprised. The usual Chu Yuan hijinks ensue. Yueh Hua and Ching Li have what amount to cameos in this one, Tony Liu really has to carry the movie. Too bad he's not given much to work with. His character is goofy and annoying, and his only reason for getting involved in the plot seems to be boredom and curiosity.

I must say, I thought Chu Yuan could do no wrong when adapting Gu Long works. This proved me wrong. It adds a bit of unfortunate comedy to the usual twisty "martial world" plotline. Even the art design is not up to the usual gorgeous standards.

Not awful, but not good. Stick with Magic Blade, Clans of Intrigue or Jade Tiger.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

22 October 1981 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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