The Legend of Condor Heroes

Year:2003

Section:Chinese TV Series

Genre:Martial Arts

Number of Episodes:42

Average Rating:       (out of 8 ratings)

Synopsis:

Zhang Ji Zhong has been producing TV series adaptations of Jin Yong's novels for Mainland China and after the success of Xiao Au Jiang Hu and Tian Long Ba Bu, he's on to make part I of the Condor Trilogy, "Legend of the Condor Heroes". Li Ya Peng plays honorable Guo Jing while Zhou Xun is casted as the playful Huang Rong. Gallery at http://www.spcnet.tv/china_lochintro.shtml



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The Legend of Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: lil_angel April 10, 2008

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

Introduction: Probably most of us have heard of Jin Yong's novels, read them, or have seen adaptations to some of them. His stories usually revolve around martial arts, romance, adventures, and more. The Legend of Condor Heroes (LOCH) story starts off with how the parents of Yang Kang and Guo Jing are separated because of a sudden ambush in a small village. Later on, Guo Jing's mother raises him in Mongolia while Wan Yan Hong...

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The Legend of Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: wisefool November 30, 2005

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Cast: Li Ya Peng- Guo Jing Zhou Xun- Huang Rong Zhou Jie- Yang Kang Shui Ling- Mu Nian Ci Cao Pei Chang- Huang Yao Shi You Yong- Ouyang Feng Sun Hai Ying- Hong Qi Gong Zhao Liang- Zhou Bo Tong Zhou Hao Dong- Qiu Chu Ji Yang Li Ping- Mei Chao Feng Bao Da Zhi- Wanyan Hong Lie He Qing- Bao Xi Ruo Lu Li Ping- Li Ping Xiu Qing- Ouyang Ke Liu Li Wei- Ke Zhen-E A-Siru- Hua Zhen Director: Zhang Ji Zhong Comments: I believe most people are already familiar with...

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The Legend of Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: Ian Liew December 30, 2004

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

I have just finished watching the latest version of the Legend of the Condor Heroes (LOCH), and I felt I must write this review. I expect that the story is familiar to most readers already, and will not write a synopsis section. This version has got to be the most enjoyable version I have seen (as compared to the 83 version starring Wong Yat Wah and the 94 version starring Cheung Chi Lam). This version...

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The Legend of Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: meh August 18, 2004

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

Legend of Condor Heroes (She Diao Ying Xiong Zhuan) Cast Guo Jing: Li YaPeng Huang Rong: Zhou Xun Yang Kang: Zhou Jie Mu Nian Ci: Shui Ling(Jiang Qin Qin) For pictures and more cast information, please visit http://www.spcnet.tv/china_lochintro.shtml Introduction Legend of Condor Heroes is the second mega-budget Mainland production of a Jin Yong novel. As a huge fan of the novel, I had been eagerly waiting for this adaptation. Now that I've seen it though, I can definitely say that...

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The Legend of Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: kissofnight February 20, 2004

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

She Diao Ying Xiong Zhuan (aka Legend of the Condor Heroes) Cast Guo Jing: Li YaPeng Huang Rong: Zhou Xun Yang Kang: Zhou Jie Mu Nian Ci: Shui Ling Cast information & pictures can be found at http://www.spcnet.tv/china_lochintro.shtml Background Information about the Review: I have not watched the 83' production by TVB, so I'm reviewing this series on a level without any comparisons. Onto the review: (SPOILER WARNING) Story & Plotline: 10/10 In a lot of movies/series such as (American ones) "The Count...

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The Legend of Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: nagya October 12, 2003

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Cast : Li Yapeng as Guo Jing Zhou Xun as Huang Rong Zhou Jie as Yang Kang Shui Ling as Mu Nian Ci Introduction I'm sure many people know about the novel by Jin Yong or have read the comic book by Li Chi Ching. The storyline of the series is familiar and every wuxia fan knows about it. Acting Li Yapeng as Guo Jing : Everyone certainly compares him with Felix Wong (Legend of the Condor Heroes...

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Member Ratings

boiboi12345

02-04-2012 04:00 PM

     

I have watched this series many times, and I always enjoy it every time I watch. There are already several reviews about the movie, most are good,but I think some are too harsh on the supporting characters, especially Hong Qi Gong and Huang Yaoshi.
First, though Hong Qi Gong in the film doesnt seem to have the might that is respected by everyone, he indeed did a good job in the humourous scenes. The serious scenes, although important, only appear in a few occasions. Therefore, I think Hong Qi Gong should be given a 6-7 overall
Huang Yaoshi, although criticized with the very old-looking appearance, has done a great job in potraying the evil characteristic as described in the novel. I would give him a 8.5-9.
My major disappointment comes from fighting. Most scenes are well made, but I am not satisfied as some interesting battles in the novel are cut (especially the 4 way royal near the end)
Though with negatives, this is the most wonderful wuxia series I ve watched (along DGSD)


Apop Harris

10-04-2011 03:19 AM

     

LOCH 2003 might be colossal, true to the book with great landscapes & fighting scenes. But I still gave it lowest rating compare to other versions because the CASTS is a big mistake. Huang Rong in the book is a 16 yr petite girl, giggle, laugh mischievously, but this Huang Rong so soft and calm, her gestures, low-pitched- shooting-scratchy voice made it not Huang Rong! The modern costume isn't relevant. Li Yapeng showed less emotion and development from the naïve to mature Guo Jing. The worst is Yang Kang. Not only he’s not handsome and charming but he couldn’t act to be charming. Mu Nianci is so pretty that her beauty is more sophisticated compare to all girls, which is also a mistake because Mu Nianci in the book has subtle, village-girl beauty. Hong Qi Qong supposed to be a bit chubby - he is a glutton, but this one is skinny! Huang Yaoshi is old but supposed to be the most ‘handsome and charming’, compare to the other experts, but he's just old and uninteresting.


hhlieu

07-30-2009 06:49 PM

     

Just finished watching this series. Production is definitely better than the 80 stuff. I agreed with most reviewers here that the acting were great, especiall Li Yapeng and Zhou Xun. Some episodes were a litte "cheap" (props & camera work could be better). One thing I don't like is the very last episode. Seems to end a little abruptly. I wish they could have done a better job with the ending.


flyingfox2002

06-26-2008 02:56 AM

     

To vindikattor, the "high five" was a form of gesture signifying an agreement. Think of it as a handshake in modern times.


dotNetDummi

03-22-2008 11:57 AM

     

Personally, I think this version is not bad, except for some fighting parts, with CG.

Zhou Xun and Li Ya Peng played their role well.


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