“Aside from the endless ass-kicking, THE DUEL slyly contemplates the trickle-down effect of political corruption, forcing its heroic avengers to sidestep the law to destroy power hungry bureaucrats stifling communal peace and happiness.” -- Glenn Heath, Jr., Slant Magazine
So many blades. So much blood.
True fans of old school kung fu action take notice at the mention of the “Iron Triangle”: the legendary filmmaking team of director Chang Cheh (FIVE DEADLY VENOMS) and leading men David Chiang and Ti Lung. In THE DUEL, these three Hong Kong cinema heroes create a classic where there are no battles, only massacres.
Tan’s life spins out of control when he’s forced into exile to clear his name following the murder of his adopted father. He’s hunted in the streets. His lover, Butterfly, turns to prostitution. And his father’s likely killer -- a smooth operator known as The Rambler -- always lingers nearby. But before Tan and the Rambler can slit each other’s throats, they are double-crossed and go two against everyone in a rage of double-edged vengeance!
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