The New One-Armed Swordsman

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Chang Cheh had been the leading director of swordplay and martial arts movies at Shaw Brothers for ten years or more before this. A few years later, especially since the break-up of his partnership with the martial arts choreographer Liu Chia-Liang, his career would be on the wane. But there's no denying that he has knocked off a number of minor classics over the years, and this is one of the best: a sombre, Gothic-toned saga of chivalry, denied but finally confirmed. Excellent performances from David Chiang (as the hero who severs his own right arm when he loses a duel), Ti Lung (as his utterly charming buddy), and Ku Feng (as the relishably villainous baddie).

By: TR


Release details

102 mins

Cast and crew

Chang Cheh
I Kuang
Li Ching
David Chiang
Ti Lung
Ku Feng
Chen Hsing
Wang Chung
Cheng Lei
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