| The Duel (2000)
Director: Andrew Lau
Lau, Ekin Cheng, Wu Tine Hsin, Zao Wei, Patrick Tam
This film has the best special effects we've seen
on any HK film to date. Combined with a great story, fantastic
directing, and outstanding action sequences, it's a must-see for any
film lover. Extremely high production values.
Two legendary swordsmen prepare to face off in an
epic duel. Only one will be left standing. However, not until the ending
are their true motives revealed.
From the production team of A MAN CALLED HERO comes this big-budget
costume swordplay drama which cost over 60million HK dollars. Apart from
an impressive cast, it is filled with breathtaking visual effects,
especially the duel between two leading actors in the finale, which
probably is the finest moment.
Set in Ming Dynasty, the story begins
with Secret Agent 009 (Cheung Ka Fai) carrying his task to arrest the
cruel and mysterious 'King of Thief", an incarnation of the respectful
head of a martial arts fraction. On his way, he meets "God of Sword" (Ekin
Cheng), who rescues a beautiful girl Ms. Yip (Kristy Yeung) and falls in
love with her.
"Holy Sword" (Andy Lau) requests for a contest
with "God of Sword" on September 15 at the apex of the Forbidden City.
The secret admirer of "Holy Sword" (Zhao Wei) tries to stop the fight,
but in vain. Meanwhile, 009 discovers beneath the duel lies a conspiracy
to assassinate the Emperor.
List Price: US $21.95
Cantonese / Mandarin
English / Chinese
(Can be played on any DVD player in the
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