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cover: Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1978)

Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1978)

Director(s): John Woo

Theatrical Release: 1978

Cast: Wai Pak, Liu Sung Yan, Fung Hak On, Ngai Tsau Wah, Liu Lau Kong, Damian Lau

Genre(s): Action, martial arts, Drama, period piece

Countries: Hong Kong


Location in store: Asian Cinema > Martial Arts + Samurai Films

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Running Time: 107m.

This 1978 martial arts film by director John Woo was wrapped nearly 20 years before 1997's Face/Off would bring him mainstream acceptance in Hollywood. His star was rising already in this routine story enhanced by his characteristic signature: dazzling fight sequences, flawed heroes, and well-placed comedy that releases tension. The narrative itself is a tale of a son (Damian Lau) who sets out to avenge his father but cannot manage alone. He seeks the help of some swordsmen, one of whom tends to doze off during a fight. (allmovie.com)

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Dragon Dynasty Special Collector's Edition DVD Features:

! Pray for Death - an interview with Fung Hak-On

! Deliver Us From Evil - an interview with Lee Hoi-San

! Legendary Weapons of China featurette

! Feature Commentary by Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan

! Trailer Gallery
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