Duel to the Death

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  1. A great early 80’s Wuxia film One of my favorites! Even though the overall plot seems a bit simple, the twists and turns with it keep things interesting with great memorable characters found throughout the movie. The fight scenes are outstanding considering the year it was done. Just keep in mind this is a fantasy-style kung fu movie with over the top martial arts, magic, and superhuman feats of agility going on. It’s not trying to be a realistic depiction of martial arts or sword fighting in any way. The English dub is a…

  2. “Believe me, my sword loves impaling traitors like you!” Highly entertaining film that pits the best in Japan against the greatest in China for an annual “Duel To The Death” to prove their respective martial arts superiority. The movie gets most everything right by making both our Chinese and Japanese leads near equals (and both likeable in different ways) rather than leaning heavily towards one over the other. It also does a nice job subtley showing the differences and similarities of the two cultures locked in battle (from garb and swords to…

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