Swordsman, The (UK)
An epic fantasy-swordplay adventure
Running Time: 113 mins
Retail Price: £16.99
Content Type: Movie
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.
Feature length commentary with Bey Logan
Interviews with director and action choreographer Ching Siu-tung and leading lady Cecilia Yip-tong
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Dolby Digital 5.0 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 Cantonese
Director of Photography:
Tze Sin Mak
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