The New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber

Year:1986

Section:TVB Series

Genre:Martial Arts

Chinese Title: 倚天屠龍記

Average Rating:       (out of 9 ratings)


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The New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber

Reviewed by: magifaye May 04, 2009

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

The first version of The New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre I watched completely was the TVB 2000 version starring Lawrence Ng, Gigi Lai and Charmaine Sheh as well as some parts of the 2003 version of Taiwan. I enjoyed the 2000 version but the 2004 version did not leave me a deep impression. Recently, I borrowed the 1986 version starring Tony Leung, Sheren Tang and Kitty Lai and was in for a pleasant surprise. Initially, I did not...

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The New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber

Reviewed by: Andrew Leung March 04, 2009

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

The New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber 1986 Genre – Wuxia 1986 TVB Production with 40 episodes Tony Leung as Zhang Wuji Kitty Lai as Zhao Min Sheren Tang as Zhou Zhiruo Maggie Siu as Xiao Zhao Simon Yam as Zhang Cuishan Carol Cheng as Yin Susu Bau Fong as Zhang Sanfeng Kenneth Tsang as Xie Xun With the upcoming release of Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber (HSDS) from China in 2009/2010, I felt obliged to pay respects to the classic 1986 TVB version...

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The New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber

Reviewed by: hkopinions April 01, 2007

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

Co Gai Do Long 1986 (Vietnamese Title) ***Names in parenthesis indicate Vietnamese name*** Casts: Tony Leung as Cheung Mo Kei (Truong Vo Ky) Kitty Lai as Chiu Ming/Zhao Min (Trieu Minh) Sheren Tang as Chow Chi Yuerk/Zhou Zhiruo (Chou Chi Nhuoc) Maggie Siu as Siu Ciu/Xiao Zhou (Tieu Sieu) Simon Yam as Cheung Chiu San (Truong Thuyet Son) Carol Dodo Cheng as Yin Susu/ Yan So So (So So) Intro: This version of the "New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber" (NHSDS) is the best...

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The New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber

Reviewed by: mu99le July 15, 2005

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

The last novel of Jin Yong's Condor Heroes trilogy, The Heavenly Sword and the Dragon Sabre (HSDS) is also the most frequently adapted. There have been five television adaptations of the story, not to mention the movie version starring Jet Li. Like many people, my favourite is the 1986 HK-TVB version, although I think the latest China-Taiwan version does not fare too bad as well. Since the 2002 version is the only other version...

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The New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber

Reviewed by: Yanfeng and Puckers January 16, 2005

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

The 1986 version of "Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber" (YiTin) is likely my favourite sword-fighting serial of all time. I enjoyed the characterization of all the major and most of the minor characters (Cheung Sam Fung and his six disciples were particularly memorable both in of themselves and also for the sparkling chemistry/'brotherhood' between them). Simon Yam made for a very dashing Cheung Chiu San, he played the honorable but kind, righteous but not...

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The New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber

Reviewed by: KHN December 13, 2004

Rating: 3.0 out of 5

This is a mediocre adaptation of a wonderful story. From what I understand, it was also heavily promoted, featuring rising young stars Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Kitty Lai Mei Han, and Sheren Tsang Siu Man. The supporting cast included Maggie Siu Mei Kei, Simon Yam Tuk Wah, Dodo Cheng Yu Ling, and Margie Tsang Wah Sin. What was frustrating about this series was that it had so much promise, yet it always fell short....

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Bladebird

06-15-2013 12:56 AM

     

I love sheren tang! But I wish the fighting wasn't cut short but that's to blame on the technology of the time.


lilviet_grl8o8

11-24-2012 08:33 AM

     

I liked this until Truong Vo Ky grew up. I loved Tony in here.. He's adorable. It has a great plot. One of my favorite HSDS. I believe I saw one with Alex Su (SP?) he wasn't as cute as Tony. Even though they were made in different decades. I prefer Tony's and I was born in 1990. So it goes to show not all CGI is important.

....... And then Kitty's role got annoying. -___- Lol. I sat through it because I don't like not finishing movies.


Apop Harris

10-18-2011 03:49 PM

     

What make this series so memorable is the contemplative dialogues and perfect casting even for the supporting roles. They also make significant effort for fighting scenes -despite lack of technology at that time- compare to the over-use of special effects today that doesn't even make fighting scenes more exciting. The only better fighting scenes is 2009 version. 1986 has the best ending (since most of great series end up in a rush or forced sad ending). I like the dialogue between Wuji and his grandteacher about his internal conflict: being a leader of cult/country or simply being a good husband to one woman he loves. Zhirou not making come back and be a great nun/leader for Emei sect is also better than revised version where she kept harassing Wuji and Zhao Min. Come on, Jin Yong.. I admire your work, but unnecessary sad ending revision for your own masterpiece isn't that cool!


spcnet

07-31-2009 12:30 AM

     

Re tncdel: the actress who played Chu Gau Zhen was Frances Lau Bik Yee.


tncdel

07-30-2009 04:25 PM

     

Can anyone tell me the name of the actress who played the part of the beautiful girl who deceived Wuji, the one whose dog attacked him. Was that Yung Wai Man? Or another actress not listed above, and if so, please tell me her name.
She was the best looking female of that series.


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