The turning point in kung fu and wuxia cinema history, The One-Armed Swordsman is the film that changed everything. Emblazoned with brooding machismo and blood-soaked action, this tale of a swordsman who loses his arm to his master’s pampered daughter propelled director Chang Cheh and actor Jimmy Wang Yu to superstardom.
In Mandarin with English subtitles
Double feature with The New 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, focusing on rogue warriors, rebel swordsmen, and other wandering heroes from the Far East and exploring the multifaceted figure of the knight errant in East Asian films.