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Duel at the Supreme Gate

Tai ji men | 太極門

Directed by Chau Fung Yuen
Hong Kong, 1968


Blinded while attempting to stop a rebel stealing a magic mirror from the village, a woman is trained in Golden Xiao Blind Swordsmanship and leads the charge to retrieve the treasure.

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Duel at the Supreme Gate Directed by Chau Fung Yuen

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    Despite reliance upon camera tricks to excite swordplay, Yuen's strong direction balances effective melodrama of Sirkian proportions with the mastering of Wuxia genre codes for an incredible narrative! Though Yuk Bin is rendered blind, a result of vengeance against her enemy-clan father, her focused listening becomes a trait of true justice: intentions clarify fate over clan affiliations, weapon ability or heritage.

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