Shadowless Sword (2005)

Shadowless Sword (also titled Legend of the Shadowless Sword) is a Korean martial arts film set in 926 A.D.  Yeon So-ha is the best warrior of Balhae and she is sent to retrieve the exiled prince Lee Seo-jin.  Not an easy task as the Chucksaldan (a.k.a. Killer Blade Army) has been sent to kill him.

Simple plot but I think the simple ones work the best.  Acting, production, and locations were really good mostly good. The costuming was mostly good. The exploding bodies were a bit odd, the Captain Jack Sparrow gang was very odd but other than that Shadowless Sword is worth watching. I enjoyed the villain Ki-young Lee in the film and would have had liked to known more about her background!

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So-yi Yoon as Yeon So-Ha 

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Directed by Kim Young-jun (Bichunmoo)

Lee Seo-jin as Dae Jeong-hyun, the last prince of Balhae

So-yi Yoon (Warrior Baek Dong-soo, Arahan) as Yeon So-ha, the best warrior of Balhae

Shin Hyun-joon (Bichunmoo) as Gun Hwa-pyung, son of a Balhae general/official who was executed by the last king of Balhae

Ki-yong Lee as Mae Yung-ok, second in command of Chucksaldan (a.k.a. Killer Blade Army)

Park Sung-woong as Mabul

 

Review

Beyond Hollywood review

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Ki-yong Lee as Mae Yung-ok

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