Lo Lieh and Cheng Pei-pei in a still from Golden Swallow. Chang Cheh’s 1968 film broke new ground by adding a romance theme to the wuxia genre. The film’s action scenes are graceful, but it is also incredibly violent.

Hong Kong martial arts cinema: Golden Swallow, Chang Cheh’s 1968 swordplay classic

  • Golden Swallow is regarded by film critics as Chang’s best swordplay movie, a view shared by the legendary director
  • He considered it ‘the peak of the wuxia genre’; the film starred famous female martial arts actress Cheng Pei-pei
Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Lo Lieh and Cheng Pei-pei in a still from Golden Swallow. Chang Cheh’s 1968 film broke new ground by adding a romance theme to the wuxia genre. The film’s action scenes are graceful, but it is also incredibly violent.
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