The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai) (Swordsman II) (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai) (Swordsman II) (1992)

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With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990). Blademaster and his martial arts school decide to retire to a distant mountain. Before leaving, he visits his friends, a tribe of snake-wielding women warriors. He finds that they have been attacked, and their leader, Princess Yin-Yin, toward whom he has some romantic feelings, has been abducted. The attacker is her evil uncle Fong, who years before overthrew Yin-Yin's father and took over their sect. Fong also has possession of a sacred scroll which tells how to achieve ultimate martial arts power. Blademaster decides to help Yin-Yin and her imprisoned father, and his romantic complications deepen when his childhood chum and Yin-Yin are joined by a new rival. Blademaster thinks she is an innocent village girl he has saved, but in fact she is Fong! The process of gaining ultimate martial arts power requires self- castration and transmogrification into female form.

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Cast

Jet Li
as Ling Wu Chung
Brigitte Lin
as Asia the Invincible
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Critic Reviews for The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai) (Swordsman II)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Camp it may be, and messy, but mundane it ain't.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

For the uninitiated, much of the action might seem confusing, but for those who have a familiarity with the conventions of the genre, the film's fight scenes are a real kick, getting even wilder and wilder as the film progresses.

July 28, 2008

One of the all-time great classic Hong Kong films.

April 17, 2008 | Full Review…

Re-titled Swordsman II is a wild genre ride with unbelievable action

May 12, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

Dazzling photography and equally dazzling fight scenes.

April 7, 2003 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Eye candy for the sword-happy freak in you, and nothing more.

September 22, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai) (Swordsman II)

½

Skip the first movie and go directly for Kung Fu gold. One of Jet Li's best. Brigitte Lin steals the movie as a man transforming into a woman to gain martial arts power.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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½

This HK movie gleefully pours a twisty plot into a sprawling, brawling spectacle of swordplay.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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