The Sword Of Swords (1968)

The Sword of Swords is an amazing and tragic story about a simple man who just wants to be a hunter like his father and raise a family with his wife.  Sadly that isn’t his fate as his master entrusts him with the Sword of Swords.  The Shang family will stop at nothing to get possession of the sword.

I love this film. High production value, exciting action, and some really solid script writing! This is definitely a must see film.  What I really liked most about this film is that it is story driven rather than action driven.  I felt more invested in the characters than I do in later Shaw Brothers films that are pure action with weaker plots.

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Jimmy Wang as Lin Jenshiau and Tien Feng as Fang Shishiung



Cheng Miu as Master Mui Lingchuen

Cheng Kang (The Magnificent Swordsman, The 14 Amazons, Trilogy of Swordsmanship) Director, script
Liu Chia-Liang a.k.a.  Lau Kar-Leung (Seven Swords, Return to the 36th Chamber, The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter) Action Director
Tong Kai (Five Swordsmen, The Deadly Dragon Sword, The Silent Swordsman) Action Director

Jimmy Wang Yu (The Guillotines, The Iron Man, One-Armed Boxer) as Lin Jenshiau, the hero
Li Ching (Have Sword, Will Travel, The New One-Armed Swordsman, The 14 Amazons) as Bai Feng, Lin Jenshiau’s wife
Tien Feng (Green Snake, The Sword, The Shadow Whip) as Fang Shishiung, the traitor after the sword
Huang Chung-Hsin (One-Armed Swordsman, The Golden Sword, The Iron Hero) as Shang Guangwu, Head of the Shang family
Cheng Miu (Disciples of the 36th Chamber, The Duel of the Century, Clan of the White Lotus) as Master Mui Lingchuen
Shu Pei-Pei (The Silent Swordsman, Wrath of the Sword, The 14 Amazons) as Lin Gu, Lin Jenshiau’s sister
Yeung Chi-Hing (Revenge of a Swordswoman, Come Drink with Me, Return of the Bastard Swordsman) as Lin Han, Lin Jenshiau’s father
Lin Jing (The Silent Swordsman, The 14 Amazons, The Prodigal Son) as Jenshiau’s mother
Lee Wan-Chung (Revenge of a Swordswoman, Lady General Hua Mulan, Immortal Warriors) as Lin Bongyin, the treacherous cousin
Ou-Yang Sha-Fei (The 14 Amazons, Heroes of the East, The Web of Death) as Old Madam
Lee Ho (The Golden Buddha, Twin Blades of Doom, The Master of Kung Fu) as Suen Jiou
Tong Kai (Two Swordswomen, Golden Swallow, Return of the One-Armed Swordsman) as Wu Ma
Chan Wan-Wa (Priceless Sword) as Master Mui’s wife
Poon Oi-Lun (The Golden Sword, The 14 Amazons ) as Mui Mei Liang
Shum Lo (Come Drink with Me, The Magnificent Swordsman, Return of the Bastard Swordsman) as Uncle Chung/Li Rong
Wang Kuang-Yu (The Magnificent Swordsman, The Wandering Swordsman, Delightful Forest) as Brother Bai
David Chiang Da-Wei (Golden Swallow, Shaolin Temple, Once Upon a Time in China II) as Shang’s thug [extra]
Yuen Wo-Ping (Madame White Snake, Ip Man 3, Iron Monkey 2) [Extra]
Lau Kar-Wing (Heads for Sale, Delightful Forest, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin) as Shang’s thug [extra]

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