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One-Armed Swordsman (Blu-ray) (Japan Version) Blu-ray Region A

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From the venerable Shaw Brothers studio comes One-Armed Swordsman, the 1967 wuxia film that changed the face of Hong Kong cinema forever! Directed by legendary filmmaker Chang Cheh with action choreography by Lau Ka Leung and Tong Gai, this internationally successful film launched the career of Jimmy Wang Yu, who portrays the iconic title character. When the Golden Sword School finds itself under siege, it is up to a faithful disciple (Guk Fung) to put his life on the line to protect both his master and his fellow students. Tragically, the brave hero is killed in the process, but before he dies, he passes on his precious Broken Sword and convinces Master Qi Rufeng (Ting Fung) to accept his son Fang Gang as his own. The film then flashes forward to follow the adventures of a now grown-up Fang (Jimmy Wang Yu), who has become the top student at the martial arts school. Even so, he is hated by his jealous classmates. One snowy evening, a dejected Fang meets up with a group of students led by the master's spoiled daughter (Pan Yin Tze). When Fang refuses to fight her, the daughter becomes enraged and chops off his arm!

Miraculously, Fang escapes with his life and crosses paths with a pretty country girl named Hsiao Man (Chiao Chiao). She plays nursemaid to the fallen hero and eventually shares her father's half-burned kung fu manual with him as well. With renewed determination, Fang Gang adapts to his handicap, becoming a formidable warrior in his own right. But his newfound mastery of martial arts is challenged when he discovers that the Golden Sword School is once again under attack by the same villains who murdered Fang Gang's father! Will he return to the school to defend it as his father did before him? Or will he retire from the world of martial arts as he promised Hsiao Man? Watch and learn in this classic Shaw Brothers film, which spawned two official sequels, several similar spin-offs, the international team-up picture, Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman, and the unofficial sequel One-Armed Swordsmen!

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Product Title: One-Armed Swordsman (Blu-ray) (Japan Version) 獨臂刀 (Blu-ray)(日本版) 独臂刀 (Blu-ray)(日本版) 片腕必殺剣 【Blu-ray Disc】 One-Armed Swordsman (Blu-ray) (Japan Version)
Artist Name(s): Chang Cheh 張徹 张彻 張徹(チャン・ツェー) | ティエン・ファン | チァオ・チァオ | チャン・チェ Chang Cheh
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Publisher Product Code: PBW-300278
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Publisher: Twin
Other Information: Blu-ray Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1033529543

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[アーティスト/ キャスト]
ジミー・ウォング / チァオ・チァオ / ティエン・ファン / チャン・チェ (監督)

[特典情報]
映像特典収録

[テクニカル・インフォメーション]
初Blu-ray化/本編116分
製作国 : 香港 (Hong Kong)
公開年 : 1967

[解説]
『片腕ドラゴン』『片腕カンフー対空とぶギロチン』の原点にて頂点。座頭市とも戦った香港映画屈指のヒーロー、ここに誕生!/香港映画史に残る武 アクションの傑作で、『片腕ドラゴン』『片腕カンフー対空とぶギロチン』の原点であり、“天皇巨星”ジミー・ウォングを一躍スターに押し上げた記念的作品である。アジアで大ヒットを記録し、ハンディキャップ・ヒーローの対決となった『新座頭市 破れ!唐人剣』でも登場するなど、その人気は今なお高い。

[ストーリー]
神刀大使チー・ルーフォンの弟子ファン・カンは、金刀派一の剣の使い手。だが、兄弟子二人にねたまれて争いをさけようとした時、一瞬の油断で妹弟子で師匠の娘チー・ペイの刀がカンの右腕を斬り落としてしまう。村の娘シアオマンに助けられたカンは、彼女の亡父から伝えられた武芸の秘伝書をもとに独特の片腕拳法を身につける。その頃、師匠リーを恨む長臂神魔が、金刀派一門を滅ぼそうとしていた……。

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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)

Michael Woi
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June 5, 2006

This customer review refers to One-Armed Swordsman (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
A Shaw Brothers Classic Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
One of Jimmy Wang Yu's greatest roles as the introspective, maimed swordsman who learns to overcome his disability and discovers there's more to life than martial arts.

Sure, the action doesn't compare to today's martial arts choreography and wire-fu, but it was cutting edge for its time. A classic martial arts film.
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