The Blood Brothers (1973)

A tale of three friends torn apart by lust.  This is the best way to sum up The Blood Brothers.  This is an excellent, story driven film by director Chang Cheh. The main focus is on the characters and not the action, although there is a bit of that as well. Ti Lung won an award at the 11th Golden Horse for his performance. I would categorize this film as and Action-Tragedy.  Peter Chan’s movie The Warlords was inspired by The Blood Brothers.

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Chang Cheh, Director, Script
Lau Kar-Leung, Action Director
Tong Kai, Action Director
Ni Kuang, Script

David Chiang Da-Wei (Golden Swallow, Return of the One-Armed Swordsman, Duel of Fists) as Chang Wen Hsiang
Ti Lung (Have Sword, Will Travel, Trilogy of Swordsmanship, Drunken Master II) as Ma Hsin I, General Ma
Chen Kuan-Tai (Wong Fei-Hung: Bravely Crushing the Fire Formation, The Water Margin) as Huang Chung
Ching Li (The Thundering Sword, Four Riders, The Web of Death) as Mi Lan
Cheng Miu (The Sword and the Lute, The Magnificent Swordsman, Disciples of the 36th Chamber) as Judge
Wong Ching-Ho (The Twin Swords, The Assassin, Disciples of the 36th Chamber) as Judge’s assistant
Tin Ching (The First Sword, The Wandering Knight, The 14 Amazons) as Ma Zhong Hsin
Yeung Chak-Lam (Heads for Sale, Five Tough Guys, Duel to the Death) as Li Wen
Danny Lee Sau-Yin (The Brave Archer Part II, The Sword Stained with Royal Blood) as Hair bandit leader
Wynn Lau Chun-Fai (The Swift Knight, All Men Are Brothers) as Mountain bandit

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