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« on: December 17, 2018, 05:35:38 AM »

Hi there. Have been trying to learn the title of a kung fu type movie i rented in the later 90's (Australia).

From memory it had a title like 'swordsman', with snow mountain looking terrain on video cover.

The swordsman is accompanied by a one armed man wearing a wooden prosthesis who has vowed to protect him because he is owed some kind of duel, or he has a score to settle with the swordsman? Also hides a flask of wine in a compartment in his wooden upper arm. They later on meet another traveler, a young woman.
Looked like it was made in the late 70's to early 80's. From searching other movies with similar visuals it did have a Taiwan made martial arts vibe.

If anyone out there can help i'd appreciate it. I've searched google and youtube for any titles like 'one armed swordsman/lone swordsman/hidden flask' etc but no luck yet.

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 03:44:13 AM »

Damn, nobody familiar with this movie?

Maybe my memory is mixing up different movies, but I'm 99% sure the main protagonist was travelling with another who had a wooden arm that could store a wine flask in the bicep area. Looked like your typical rice wine/sake flask, a small white bottle.

Any hints as to what this movies was would end my very long search. Every couple of years I go on a google hunt to try and learn the title, please help bad movie lovers!
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 09:49:19 PM »

Your description sounds vaguely familiar, but that could just be my brain concocting things. Have you tried searching for things like, kung fu move wooden arm', 'martial arts movie wooden arm', 'hong kong movie wooden arm'? There are dozens of swordsman movies, but the wooden arm seems to be a differentiator.
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2019, 07:32:52 AM »

Hi Archivist, Have searched using the 'wooden arm' 'rice wine in arm' etc a few times, but tried again tonight with no luck just to be sure. Also went with your suggestion of adding 'Hong Kong', then tried 'Taiwan' and even 'Korean' just incase but nothing comes up except wing chun films (wooden arm dummy training etc).

If you come across anything vaguely resembling this film I'd appreciate any response, if only to narrow it down. Thanks for your help!
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 10:47:16 PM »

Hi Archivist, Have searched using the 'wooden arm' 'rice wine in arm' etc a few times, but tried again tonight with no luck just to be sure. Also went with your suggestion of adding 'Hong Kong', then tried 'Taiwan' and even 'Korean' just incase but nothing comes up except wing chun films (wooden arm dummy training etc).

If you come across anything vaguely resembling this film I'd appreciate any response, if only to narrow it down. Thanks for your help!

I don't know how helpful this is, but it sounds like it might be one of the knockoffs of the one-armed swordsman films.  Wang Yu made several one-armed swordsman films, originally for Shaw Bros.  Then he made independent ones, and eventually ANOTHER character who was one-armed.  They were so popular other film makers ripped off the character, along with other films like the Crippled Avengers and the Crippled Masters.  It sounds like your film is along that line.  I wish I could help more, but just more things to look up for you.  I tried looking through the ones I've seen and none of them quite match, unfortunately there are MANY of these films.
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