Return Of The One-Armed Swordsman (1969)

8/10 - A pretty worthy film
Reviewed by Simon on 29 December 2005

Chang Cheh directs a "proper" sequel (as in "same characters, plot follows on somewhat logically") to his seminal film of the previous year, though the film has somewhat less of the epic romantic quality and a more "traditional" martial arts plot of an evil cult seeking supremacy over the jiang hu. I'm not sure how "traditional" such a plot was in 1968 though - it is rather reminiscent of a Chor Yuen/Ku Long film, but with Chang Cheh's grittier gallons-of-blood style.

A pretty worthy film, and probably quite ground-breaking at the time, but not as good as its predecessor.

Cast

Jimmy Wang Yu
Lisa Chiao Chiao
Essie Lin Chia
Tsung Hua
Tien Feng
Ku Feng
Tung Li
Tang Chia
Lau Kar-Leung
Lau Kar-Wing
Yuen Cheung-Yan
Ti Lung
Wu Ma

Crew

Director
Chang Cheh
Action Director
Tang Chia
Lau Kar-Leung
Production Company
Shaw Brothers
Writer
Chang Cheh

See also