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True devotees of martial arts cinema have long lived in fear of the Bastard Swordsman! Unleashed on audiences by the blockbuster combination of Shaw Brothers Studios and legendary director Chang Cheh (Five Deadly Venoms, The Blood Brothers), this kung fu classic flawlessly blends phantasmagorical action sequences with staples of the wuxia genre. Starring Norman Chui (Hong Kong Godfather, 36th Chamber) as the most lethal bastard this side of Shaolin, this twisted tale of betrayal and bloodshed showcases a revolutionary style of wire-work and action choreography that inspired today’s most revered filmmakers. So sit back, dim the lights, and prepare to be schooled in the art of the kill as you experience the bastard’s signature move: the mind-meltingly lethal Silkworm Technique!
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The hero of the story is an orphan taken in by the legendary Wudang Temple as a servant. He is teased and endlessly picked on by the other students, even though his heart is the purest of them all. When a rival school re-ignites a feud with the leader of Wudang, all bets are off, and our reluctant hero is forced to rise to the occasion.
In many ways, this film reminds me of the early days of Yuen Wo Ping's work (circa "Miracle Fighters"), but better! Add great choreography, and two of the Five Deadly Venoms to the mix, and it becomes quickly obvious why this is a must see wuxia classic! I'm happy to add this lesser known classic to my collection :)
PS- For any internal style martial artists: The films rather literal take on "silk reeling techniques" is both humorous and enjoyable...
Bastard Swordsman is a two movie series about two clans at war.Wu Dang and Invincible Clan.Alex Man Chi Leung(New Tales of Flying Fox,Journey of the Doomed,Hidden Power of Dragon Sabre,Tragic Hero) stars as the chief of Invincible Clan.Wong Yung(Supreme Swordsman,Godfather of Canton,Bat without Wings,Proud Twins)stars as the chief of Wu Dang.The Lead actor is Norman Chu AKA Tsiu Siu Keung who has starred in many martial arts movies like Duel to the Death,the Sword with Adam Cheng,36th Chamber,Shaolin Mantis,Hong Kong Godfather,Return of the Deadly Blade,Challenger,Loot,What Price Honesty,Lady Assassin,Fiery Family.He is rejected by the Wu Dang Clan for being a bastard child and is more like a servant who cannot be taught how to fight.
There are plenty of action scenes wether it is with all types of martial arts weapons and hand to hand combat.There is also some Wire Fu but it is used to the best ability.There are many famous martial artists in the series that play supporting roles that include Wilson Tong(Daggers 8),Sun Chien(5 Venoms),Lo Meng(5 Venoms,Ip Man 2,Gallants)Yuen Tak(the Master,Hero SB),Kwan Feng(Monkey Kung Fu,5 Superfighters),Tony Liu(Human Lanterns,Lady Assassin,Secret Service of Imperial Court.
This is the review for Funimation dvd and is remastered with both English and Chinese Tracks,Subtitles
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Silkworm style is...well interesting. A pretty good kungfu flick. Its like a live anime. Very out there but fun to watch.Published 5 months ago by Anonymous Rogue
Norman Sui stars as the title character in this crazy action packed, special effects martial arts bonanza. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Scorpio
Item was exactly as shown and shipped promptly, will use again. THANX!!!Published 8 months ago by SquirrelCutter
Get this movie.i watch this movie over 4xs over the weekend it was just that good.story line was great the fighting was great. Read morePublished 22 months ago by mack c. peoples
This is old-school wild wire-fu mystical violent cornball Kung Fu entertainment
that is about as good as it gets.
A gem for martial arts movie fanatics like me. Read more
High-speed four-on-one fights, groovy training sequences, albino brother and sister assassins, diabolical laughter from an outrageous villain who sits on an evil kitty-cat throne,... Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by D. Allen Schaeffer