Visual Eye-Popping Wuxia Masterpiece
Original Chinese Title: SAN SHAO YE DE JIAN [Sword of the Third
director: Derek Yee (Yee Tung-Shing)
producer: Tsui Hark
starring: Lin Geng-Xin · Hsieh Shao-Feng · Peter Ho · Yen Shisan · Jiang
Derek Yee starred in the Shaw Bros' film Death Duel and
now he's back to direct a new version for producer Tsui Hark, making this
both a homage and a reinvention. Here is the story of tattooed-faced assassin
Yen Shih-San who considers himself the greatest swordsman in the land.
He is looking for the Third Sword Master Hsieh Sao-Feng to challenge his
legendary blade and win an opportunity to bed the warrior's betrothed
Yee's film is enjoying high praise from genre fans, but not necessarily
for the narrative. Rather - perhaps more than any previous attempt from
any country, anywhere - this extravaganza is the most successful merging
of cinema with the video game landscape. The eye-popping visuals are instantly
breathtaking and wondrous.
film with English subtitles; widescreen format,
uncut 106 minutes; DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
Extras include original theatrical trailer.
Violence/Martial Arts Fighting/Gore/Sexual Themes
for Mature Audiences