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on December 22, 2016
what does it mean to be a martial arts master? how is he different from the average practioner? how does a sect gain acceptance despite irrational rejection by the mainstream? can martial arts ever be understood only from a practical perspective without regard for cultural context? this film tries to answer these questions instead of pandering to our expectations of what a good story is. instead the plot is subservient to the goal of answering some important questions. the filmmaker intentionally obscures the story in order to drive his point home. yet the battles settings and weapons are treated with a degree of authenticity never seen in the martial arts genre.
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on August 12, 2013
Very good acting, action when it was needed. The master fighters (the two who fought it out in the end) were very skillful. They brought the story together in the end. It was in a way too drawn out. The same story could have been shorter with more skills performed by the main fighters to build up to the climatic duel. The better kung fu movies show more of the skills of the main actors before their final fight. I think there should have been more action in the movie because it was really rather slow.
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on March 9, 2014
This movie is about two Japanese "pirates" who are in China, one of which wants to show the superiority of the Japanese sword and the technique of using it. This sword is much longer than a Katana, and is not curved as a Katana is. One of the men is captured, but the other is boxed in and forced to fight a very subtle fight to stay alive. There is much intrigue and mystery involved in this very well made movie. Fully enjoyable.
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on June 11, 2013
Great Insightful Martial Arts Movie. It's NOT the typical Wire-Fu, CGI'd extravaganza. The pacing may seem a little slow, but it's Not a "Chop-Socky" movie. Martial artists (particularly practitioners of Internal Martial Arts trained in Combat Usage) will appreciate it. This film is a bit more philosophical than most.
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on February 6, 2017
This one was a disappointment, it started out good, but the end was just jousting with the opponent. For the ending, it should have been done in a school type setting. It was all and little action.
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on January 27, 2017
ok
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on July 25, 2014
The beginning and the middle of the movie was good. I would've preferred a better ending then what was shown. That climax fight scene with the two masters did not live up to par.
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on June 5, 2016
LOUSY MOVIE, GOOD VIDEO, GOOD SOUND
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on October 10, 2016
There should be a listing so people can know in advnace whether the movie is in english or not. This does happen some of the time- but not always

Art Pressley
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on July 21, 2016
A complete waste of what was an excellent concept. Skip this one!
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