Directed by Chang Cheh
After Fang Cheng (Ku Feng) sacrifices his life to protect master Qi Ru Feng (Tien Feng) from a group of outlaws, Qi honors Cheng’s dying wish by adopting his son, Fang Kang (Hong Kong superstar Jimmy Wang), as his pupil. Only to be ridiculed by his peers, Fang Kang decides to leave the Golden Sword School and loses an arm in a fight with master Qi’s daughter as he tries to flee.
With the help of peasant girl Xiao Man (Lisa Chiao Chiao) and a half-burnt kung fu manual left by her deceased parents, Fang Kang is able to master a new one-armed kung fu style.
During a celebration for master Qi, the same group of outlaws who killed Fang Cheng returns to wreak havoc on the school. Fang Kang returns to save his master, breaking his promise to Xiao Man to leave the martial arts world behind.
From acclaimed director Chang Cheh and Shaw Brothers Studios, SWORDSMAN is a classic kung fu story of honor and sacrifice.
– Kevin Lee
Presented by Celestial Pictures
Co-Presenter: Chinese Historical Society of America