What Price Survival (1994, HGK) C-97m. *** D: Daniel Lee. Starring David Chiang, Norman Chu, Jack Kao, Damian Lau. Stylishly directed martial arts epic, loosely based on the 1967 Chang Cheh/Wang Yu classic ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN. A boy is kidnapped, then raised by his father's nemesis to become his killer. Breathtaking cinematography, good action choreography and a passionate story make this a fine eastern. Also known as ONE ARMED SWORDSMAN '94. Lee's first film as a director; he followed this with the explosive BLACK MASK (1996).

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