Then-rising star David Chiang takes the crippled warrior tale to another level. Chiang portrays a proud swordsman who is tricked into severing his own arm after losing to a cunning rival. Humbled, he hides in an inn, but the death of his blood brother forces him to unsheathe his blade again.
In Mandarin with English subtitles
Double feature with One-Armed Swordsman — two for the price of $20!
This evening launches a new monthly series, co-presented and programmed by Subway Cinema and the Quad. The series is focused on rogue warriors, rebel swordsmen, and other wandering heroes from the Far East and explores the multifaceted figure of the knight errant in East Asian films.