The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)

Also known as Triple Irons

I’m going to start of with this film is much better than the Return of the One-Armed Swordsman. Chang Cheh appears to have gone back to what made the One-Armed Swordsman so good.  Plot and character development. David Chiang takes the place of Jimmy Wang as the One-Armed Swordsman, hence the title The New One-Armed Swordsman.  Also very obvious is Chang Cheh held back on his penchant for bare chests and metallic glittering costumes.  He did get to sneak in a gimmick weapon though. The cast was smaller, the number of villains was smaller, but slightly more than the first film.

Cheng Lui, Wang Kuang-yu, Ku Feng and Lau Gong have been in all three One-Armed films each time playing a different character.

I must say I really enjoyed the film and I think most people who like Wuxia will also. I don’t have much more to say as I wouldn’t want to spoil anything about the film.  So go watch it!


David Chiang (Golden Swallow, Five Shaolin Masters, Tai Chi Warrior) as Lei Li of han dynasty

Ti Lung (The Brave Archer Part III, Flying Guillotine, Part II, Perils of the Sentimental Swordsman) as Feng Junjie / Hero Fung

Lee Ching (The Invincible Fist, The 14 Amazons, Have Sword, Will Travel) as Ba Jiao, in love with Lei Li

Ku Feng (Come Drink with Me, One-Armed Swordsman, Return of the One-Armed Swordsman) as Long Yizhi / Lung Er Zi

Chan Sing (Kung-Fu of Eight Drunkards, Monkey Fist, Floating Snake, The 72 Desperate Rebels) as Chief Chan Chun Nam

Wong Chung (Flying Guillotine, Part II, Boxer from Shantung, The Water Margin) as Tiger Mansion Leader Jin Fen

Lau Gong ( One-Armed Swordsman, The Heroic Ones, The Water Margin ) as Tiger Mansion Leader Jin Yi

Wong Pau-gei (Shaolin Prince, The Avenging Eagle, The Vengeful Beauty) as Tiger Mansion Leader Chen Jie

Wang Kuang-yu (Swordswomen Three, The Duel, Last Hurrah for Chivalry) as Tiger Mansion Leader Fan Yun He

Wong Ching-ho (The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter, Return of the Sentimental Swordsman) as Boss Li

Shum Lo (The 14 Amazons, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, The Supreme Swordsman) as Blacksmith Ba

Cheng Lui (Trilogy of Swordsmanship, The Wandering Swordsman) as Chieftain Ho Wai


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