The One Armed Swordsmen (1976)

The One Armed Swordsmen (1976) 109min | Action, Mystery Summary: The martial world is now awash in one-armed knights, who aren't inclined to make any permanent alliances among themselves.
Countries: TaiwanLanguages: Mandarin

I have to be honest, I’m always honest. We didn’t really mean to watch this movie. No, really! So, the Husband had his curated list and we were flicking to and fro between the titles. Maybe we were a little hasty. Maybe we thought this was a later remake of The One Armed Swordsman. That pesky plural.

So. Yes. This movie features a number of one armed swordsmen, some of whom aren’t. It’s frankly ridiculous and over the top. It has more complications than a complicated thing.

The best bit, and I mean the very best bit, is a conversation that goes along the lines of:

“We are looking for a one armed monk.”
“But there are no one armed monks here.”
“Are you sure?”
“Well, there is that one man who is a one armed monkā€¦”

This movie made me laugh though, and that’s worth something.

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