BASTARD SWORDSMAN

Chor Yuen, Hong Kong, 1983, Celestial

“Throughout the ‘70s and into the ‘80s, the Shaw Brothers studio cranked out three distinct types of martial arts films. There were the films of Chang Cheh and those who followed his style -- all about brute force, heroic bloodshed and male bonding between archetypal characters. There were the films of Lau Kar-leung, featuring more intricate, technically accomplished fight sequences, complex characters and comedic touches. And then there were the artfully designed, lyrical, almost supernatural swordsman fantasies of Chor Yuen.” (Teleport City)

Starring Norman Chui (THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN) as the most lethal bastard in town, this twisted tale of betrayal and bloodshed showcases a revolutionary style of wire-work and action choreography that inspired today’s most revered filmmakers. So sit back, dim the lights and prepare to be schooled in the bastard’s signature move: the lethal Silkworm Technique!

@2000 CELESTIAL PICTURES LTD. ALL RIGHT RESERVED

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Details

  • 89 min.
  • Color
  • 2.35:1

Formats

  • DCP
  • Blu-ray

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