Blood Brothers (刺馬)
Friday Oct 12 01:00 PM
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective
Directed by Chang Cheh. 1973. Hong Kong. 122 min. Mandarin with English subtitles.
Made at the peak of the martial arts film craze in the 1970s, Blood Brothers stands out against the run-of-the-mill kung fu flicks that flooded the market. It would be hard to find more legendary names in front of and behind the camera: director Chang Cheh, who virtually reinvented the genre; the brilliant martial arts choreography by Liu Chia-liang before he embarked on a directorial career; and the number one buddy team in kung-fu, Ti Lung and David Chiang, joined by Shaw Brothers newest superstar, Chen Kuan-tai. Set in the waning years of the Ching Dynasty, Blood Brothers tells of one of the most sensational scandals in Chinese history: the assassination of a provincial governor (Ti Lung) by his lieutenant and sworn brother (David Chiang). Ti Lung, in a complex role that allowed him to flex his thespian muscles, was honored with Golden Horse Award of Outstanding Performance.
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