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32 Ratings

Have Sword Will Travel

Bao Biao | Bo Biu | 保鏢

Directed by Cheh Chang
Hong Kong, 1969
Action, Drama, Mystery


Chang Cheh’s martial arts film Have Sword, Will Travel concerns an engaged couple who are using their potent fighting skills to protect an expensive shipment of materials.

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Have Sword Will Travel Directed by Cheh Chang

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  • Gondo's rating of the film Have Sword Will Travel

    The artistic summit of Chang Cheh, the final descend down the pagoda turns into a moral struggle. Love is lost, life is lost the only thing that stays is a selfish need. The thought of a failed victory, crumbling down the steps suspended in time and foreshadowed in a brilliantly evocative dream sequence prior to that. A truly tragic tale.

  • waywardwaters's rating of the film Have Sword Will Travel

    Here, gravity defying moments are given amnesty due to primordial stroke on dreamlike, blood-spurting gallantry in glorious slow motion. A prophetic vision offered in grandeur becomes an exhilarated doom post-victory, an amoral persevering will to preserve dignity in upholding said vision. Chang’s transitional mark between the eras of classic chivalry and heroic bloodshed is a staple in cinematic romanticism.

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