Bastard Swordsman

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Bastard Swordsman (1983, HK) is a Martial Arts film directed by Chin-Ku Lu.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1983 | Color
  • Distributed by Shaw Brothers
  • Directed by Chin-Ku Lu
  • Written by Ying Wong
  • Starring: Shen Chan, Szu Chia Chen, Norman Chu

Also Known As

  • Tian Can Bian

Plot

Yun Fei Yang is the viciously bullied orphan who takes on the unpleasant tasks at a formidable kung-fu school. Constantly mocked by the other students of the school, Yen counts as his only friend the daughter of the resident master. Any internal wrangling between the various members is put to one side when a swordsman from a rival clan reminds the master of the duel he must take part in once a decade. Unfortunately the defending clan chief is well aware that his rival is more powerful than himself. The expected defeat is further complicated when a wandering swordsman arrives on the scene and joins himself to the injured party, immediately adding to Yen's woes. The ensuing series of confrontations and intrigues soon reveals the individual motives that the numerous parties all have and the role they play in the fate of the martial world. After finally understanding his own past and upbringing, Yen is ready to take on the mantle of avenger for his school and win back the respect that his colleagues have lost. (Wikipedia)

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