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54 Ratings

Duel to the Death

Xian si jue

Directed by Ching Siu-Tung
Hong Kong, 1983


The storyline is just an excuse for Ching to reinvent wuxia in cinema, incorporating western techniques and his own innovations. Acrobatic combats with ninjas and opponents in kites are a pure treat. The final battle along a seaside cliff has long become a classic.

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Duel to the Death Directed by Ching Siu-Tung

Awards & Festivals

Hong Kong Film Awards

1984 | 2 nominations including: Best Action Choreography

Critics reviews

No spoilers as to who wins this Duel, but by the time the bitterly ironic main event rolls around, for all the high-flying exhilaration, rarely has there seemed less of genuine importance at stake in the larger scheme of things.
April 15, 2015
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