Lisa Chiao Chiao and Jimmy Wang in a still from One-Armed Swordsman (1967). The film kicked off a golden age of wuxia and kung fu movies in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Lisa Chiao Chiao and Jimmy Wang in a still from One-Armed Swordsman (1967). The film kicked off a golden age of wuxia and kung fu movies in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Lisa Chiao Chiao and Jimmy Wang in a still from One-Armed Swordsman (1967). The film kicked off a golden age of wuxia and kung fu movies in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Hong Kong martial arts cinema: how a golden age of wuxia movies began with 1967 classic film One-Armed Swordsman

  • One of the most influential Hong Kong films ever made, One-Armed Swordsman modernised the wuxia genre with its release in the late 1960s
  • Director Chang Cheh was an advocate of taking cues from international films like the James Bond series and using modern movie-making techniques

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film