Duel to the Death [Import]
The best swordsmen of China and Japan have made it a historical ritual to meet every 10 years for a showdown of fighting skills and powers. The leading fighter of the Japanese ninjas, Hashimoto (Tsui Siu-keung), and the Chinese chief Ching Wan (Damian Lau) have come to respect each other after years of competition - But Tradition demands that they lock swords again.
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The story is fantastic too. There are all kinds of ninjas! Kite ninjas, vanishing ninjas, even naked foxy ninjas! The score is very effective as well. A lot of older kung-fu flicks either have no score or a scattershot one at best. This movie has a pronounced heroic theme that's quite catchy.
This kind of treatment should be given to more kung-fu films.
And, oh yeah, there's this little thing about the two greatest warriors from China and Japan fighting each other for the honor of their respective countries. But that's really just a side note to all the ninja antics going on.
So, if you're like me, then you'll love this movie because it's got so darn many.....wait for it....NINJAS!!! Rock on!!!
And yes, there ARE a lot of ninjas in this movie. Naked ninjas, ninjas that walk on water, big ninjas, ninjas that leap out of bigger ninjas, flying ninjas...the list goes on. Well what do you expect when the ninjas are the bad guys? Any way, at least the two main characters are likable enough.
The final showdown as well is exciting and also leaves you with some essense of what the characters are like, rather than indiscriminantly killing off characters like some kung fu films do.
One more thing: I am in love with this soundtrack. If there was any way I could get my hands on the main theme...I would be truly happy.
What I liked the most about this film, despite being an old film, is that ur not left on ur hunger with lil teasers. For example, when u see a fight scene that u like, and it promptly stop (because the guys run away, or they got killed like instantly) all u do is hoping that u will see it again, like if ur doing sex and someone intterupts u. WELL THIS MOVIE BRINGS U TO ORGASM! Thats right, no lil teasing, its goes until the end with stronger and better fights until the famous DUEL that happens! And the last fight is the strongest and most complete! Its a little hardcore, but so realistic. This movie rocks, and the DVD is cool as well!
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The 2 people who gave this review a 2 have no taste at all for classic Kung Fu movies. This film is a true classic, cheesy dramatic scenes only heighten the pleasure of the action... Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2011 by AlexanderTGish
This film is amazing. If you like kung fu/samurai flicks, this is the one to see. I thought "Swordsman II" was great, this I think, is better. Read morePublished on June 5 2004 by Thomas Yan Ong
I have promised myself not to buy any action movies produced before 1990 due to their slowness in fighting but this is one of the exceptions. Read morePublished on May 2 2004
Considering that this film was released when I was still in diapers this film was executed perfectly in every aspect. This story has it all. Read morePublished on April 28 2003 by marvis d. payne
the fight scenes and wire-fu are excellent for it's time. there's some crazy ninja antics that some will love and some will hate. i personally loved 'em. Read morePublished on April 4 2003 by Robert G. Cooper
Any movie that features lots and lots of Ninjas in it is worth buying. This movie has armies of ninjas.
Movies like the Godfather, for example, are classics.... Read more
the movie had poor production, poor sound effects, stupid story line, and bad acting!!!Published on Aug. 14 2002 by Raymone Latimore
Great action and story. Music used in Wu-Tang clan's "Triumph" track off Wu-Tang Forever.Published on May 24 2002 by Michael Kemeny Nathan
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