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The headless corpse of the head of the Chao Clan and the theft of a jade tiger set in motion another noteworthy collaboration between three of the biggest names of Shaw Brothers cinema. Director Chu Yuan, martial arts novelist Ku Lung, and kung-fu superstar Ti Lung-the same trio who created The Magic Blade and Clans Of Intrigue. The stellar line-up in The Jade Tiger is even more inpressive than its predecessors, with Ti Lung and Lily Li as members of the Chao Clan, and Lo Lieh, Yueh Hua, and Derek Yee in the rival Tang Clan. At the center of it all is the jade tiger, a mysterious heirloom that contains the key to the bloodshed and betrayals that befall the powerful clans.
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Two Clans are at war.Zhao Wuji(Ti Lung)must go undercover to take vengeance for the death of his clan's leader.He must kill Tang Chueh(Lo Lieh).Even if it means hiding the truth from his fiance and marrying a woman from Tang Chueh's clan.Lives will be lost,sacrifices will be made,for only one clan to win.
There is a lot of nice scenery from the Shaw sets.Lots of weapon fighting from swords to staffs.Ti Lung is young in this movie, but like always,he manages to take over the screen.Lo Lieh is a coldblooded villian proving to be a powerful adversary.Yueh wah is caught between both sides.
There are a lot of revenge-themed wuxias from the Shaw studios, and many of them explore just how bad a thing revenge really is. But this one does it so subtly, and makes the endless cycle of revenge /retribution/revenge its center. Sure there are bits of dialogue like "if yesterday's wrongs are avenged today, then today's wrongs will be avenged tomorrow. And what of tomorrow's?" But what makes this movie special is how quietly we're shown that difference between the good guys and the bad guys can come down to the color of their uniforms, if one isn't careful. The baddies are portrayed as treacherous, wicked, relying on poisons and trick weapons, but keep your eye on what the "good guys" do in order to wipe them out. At least the bad guys are honest with themselves.
A grand tragedy, where our heroes have chance after chance to step off the path to disaster...or do they? "We're all pawns" says one character before expiring in a pointless duel. The ending is a bit of a kick in the gut - don't watch this expecting a fun swordplay flick to watch with friends. But it's a worthy wuxia.
SAME WITH TI LUNG,YOU CANT GO WRONG WATCHING THIS MOVIES.