Ti Lung (centre) and Lo Lieh (right) in a still from The Magic Blade (1976). Photo: Celestial Pictures Limited
Ti Lung (centre) and Lo Lieh (right) in a still from The Magic Blade (1976). Photo: Celestial Pictures Limited

Gu Long’s martial arts stories on the big screen: how Chor Yuen adapted 17 of his magical novels, and our pick of the movies

  • Chor Yuen’s beautiful set designs supply a surreal touch to Gu Long’s strange stories of sensitive swordsmen fighting martial artists and spirits
  • The director scripted most of the films himself and said they were quite faithful to the original stories

Ti Lung (centre) and Lo Lieh (right) in a still from The Magic Blade (1976). Photo: Celestial Pictures Limited
Ti Lung (centre) and Lo Lieh (right) in a still from The Magic Blade (1976). Photo: Celestial Pictures Limited
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