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Holy flame of the martial world (Shaw brothers film)

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Jan 17th 2020 at 6:47:27 AM

Anyone ever seen it? And if so, where would I go to suggest starting a tropes page for it? :o

Edited by Stardust5099 on Jan 17th 2020 at 9:49:42 AM

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Jan 17th 2020 at 7:07:22 AM

Its been a while since I've watched it myself, but basically...the premise of a movie is about brother and sister separated at birth due to their a parents being killed by Jing Yin, the leader of the Er Mei Clan, and her associate Monster Yu for trying to hide the location of the two blades known as the "Holy flames" (basically alludes to the yin and yang). Basically the brother is rescued by someone known as "Yama Elder", whos the sworn enemy of the two, who trains him to avenge his parents and find the first sword , both which were specifically made for a male and female, while Jing Yan took his sister for the other sword which she has already hidden in her base, and is basically training her to kill her own brother without her even knowing it. There's a lot more but I don't want to really spoil it more than I already have.

This Shaw brothers film is actually kinda unique in that it toys around with ALOT of special effects, something most martial art films didn't really do at the time. I mean, shooting lasers out of a finger? Fighting ghosts and demons summoned from scrolls? Considering that special effects were scarce at the time, it was pretty cool for its time.

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