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    Added on: 8/5/2003 20:24
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    Swordsman, The (UK)

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    An epic fantasy-swordplay adventure
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 113 mins
    Retail Price: £16.99
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    The Swordsman is an epic fantasy-swordplay adventure in the tradition of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Co-directed by Palme D`Or nominee King Hu (A Touch Of Zen), and the acclaimed director of the Chinese Ghost Story trilogy, Ching Siu-tung, The Swordsman is the first part of its own successful, eponymous trilogy.

    Set during the latter years of the Ming Dynasty, The Swordsman concerns the theft from the Emperor of a sacred scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets. The scroll`s disappearance triggers an intense and deadly power struggle as a host of dangerous characters - including minions of the Imperial Court, Japanese samurai, snake-wielding tribeswomen, and the swordsman of the title, along with his fellow disciple - all vie for its possession.

    Special Features:
    Feature length commentary with Bey Logan
    Interviews with director and action choreographer Ching Siu-tung and leading lady Cecilia Yip-tong
    Trailer archive

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.0 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Cantonese

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Chi-Ho Lau
    Hark Tsui
    Andrew Kam
    Ann Hui
    King Hu
    Siu-Tung Ching

    Written By:

    Shun Lau
    Ching-Ying Lam
    Sam Hui
    Man Cheung
    Jacky Cheung

    Soundtrack By:
    James Wong
    Romeo Díaz

    Director of Photography:
    Peter Pau
    Andy Lam

    David Wu
    Tze Sin Mak

    Costume Designer:
    Po-ling Ng

    Hark Tsui

    Hong Kong Legends

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