The Magic Blade
Presented by New York Asian Film Festival
in association with Asia Society
The Magic Blade 天涯明月刀
Hong Kong, 1976
Running Time: 97 minutes
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Director: Chor Yuen
Starring: Ti Lung, Lo Lieh, Ching Li, Tanny Tien Ni
We’ve been aching to show The Magic Blade for ages, and we’re thrilled that time has finally come. One of the finest wuxia films ever made (#85 on Time Out Hong Kong’s list of the Greatest Hong Kong Films of All Time), The Magic Blade is a near-perfect mixture of swordplay, fantasy, martial arts, heroic bloodshed (and we do mean bloodshed), and more Ti Lung greatness than any moviegoer could ever ask for. Adapted from Gu Long’s celebrated novel, The Magic Blade is a career highlight for both director Chor Yuen and star Ti Lung, paired with an equally terrific Lo Lieh in some of the best-choreographed fights in Shaw Brothers history. It remains one of the true classics of the entire Shaw Brothers library and is not to be missed under any circumstances. So don’t.
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Part of Sir Run Run Shaw Tribute. Presented with the support of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York and Celestial Pictures.
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