Monday, May 19, 2008

155 SB SWORDSPLAY '70s : ' Swordswomen Three '

' Swordswomen Three '

Cast : Chang Yi , Lo Lieh , Shen Yi , Essie Lin Chia , Pan Yin-tze
Director : Shen Chiang


An unscrupulous swordsman had stolen a famed sword from his fiancée to dominate the marital world, thus led the latter and her two young sisters to set off in pursuit of him. They finally recovered the coveted sword but with many hardships and bloodsheds…

A classic wu-xia pian in terms of the choreography and hack-em fighting. A simple but well written script based on a renowned novel. Chang Yi and Lo Lieh exuded their charisma as the righteous and villainous swordsman. Of the three sisters. Essie Lin excelled as a witty and courageous swordswoman who fought fiercely in many brawls. A highly entertaining movie.

Rating : 3 ½ stars of 5


Diane said...
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Diane said...

I have to say that I find Chang Yi a "lame duck" here, he didn't have many fight scenes in this movie, it was Essie who stole the show. Shen Yi was so love struck with the wrong man and confused that she didn't know what to do.
Well, as the title suggests "Swordswomen Three" it's obvious that the women here have the pants

Amelia said...

In "Swordswomen Three" the eldest sister, Shen Yi is like 'a puppet on a string'. Can't fight, neither can act! The youngest sister, Pan Yin-tze looks very juvenile and her fighting skill is sort of mediocre. Essie Lin Chia is the only one worth claim praise for her artistic range and insights, but none equal the combination of natural talent and personal charm that so endeared Cheng Pei Pei to audiences!Chang Yi, the courageous hero that scored my thumb up in Brothers Five is equally doomed in this film. What has happened to him, he appears dull and unenthusiastic!