The Return of the Condor Heroes


Section:TVB Series

Genre:Martial Arts

Number of Episodes:32

Chinese Title: 神鵰俠侶

Average Rating:       (out of 8 ratings)


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The Return of the Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: David M February 03, 2008

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

I've watched three versions of Than Dieu Hiep Lu (Return of the Condor Heroes), TVB 84, TVB 95, and TCS 98, and in my opinion the TVB 95 version starring Louis Koo and Carmen Lee is the best version. The performances of the two leading actors were exceptional so it was no surprise that this serial propelled both their careers. Although the 84 serial still remains the most popular version of RoCH, popularity does not mean that it's...

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The Return of the Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: Euphoria July 21, 2006

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Introduction This is one of the many adaptions of Jin Yong's famous novel, "The Return of the Condor Heroes". This book has been recognised worldwide, and is very famous throughout the region. This serial has followed the original story quite well, with no cutting out of major scenes in the story. Overall, I enjoyed this serial quite a lot. ...

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The Return of the Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: wisefool December 21, 2005

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Cast: Louis Koo- Yang Guo Carmen Lee- Xiao Long Nu Bak Biu- Guo Jing Wei Qiu Hua- Huang Rong Gigi Fu- Guo Fu Theresa Lee- Guo Xiang Suet Lee- Li Mo Chou Maggie Cheung- Cheng Ying Lau Dan- Hong Qi Gong Wayne Lai- Zhou Bo Tong Lok Ying Kwan- Huang Yao Shi Liu Jia Hui- Golden Wheel Monk Zhang Bing Xi- Yule Qi Lo Chan Shun- Huo Du Comments: Due to the current anticipation with the latest mainland adaptation of this Jin Yong classic, I've recently re-watched this 1995 TVB adaptation....

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The Return of the Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: Gigi September 14, 2005

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

This serial is the fourth adaptation of Jin Yong's famous novel. It was based on the second story in the 'Condor Trilogy', with "Legend of Condor Heroes" being the first, and "Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre" being the third. I am a fan of the "Return of Condor Heroes" (ROCH) 1984 version, and after hearing much talk about the lead characters (Carmen Lee and Louis Koo), I was really looking forward to watching this series,...

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The Return of the Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: Serial_buster February 27, 2004

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Original Title (by the book): The Giant Eagle and Its Companion Genre: Typical Jin Yong Martial Arts Novel MAIN CAST: Louis Koo as Yang Guo Carman Lee as Xiao Long Nu PROLOGUE Once again, TVB remade this famous wuxia novel since its 1984 version. Strangely, it was not very popular when it was first broadcast in Hong Kong. However, it became a huge success when viewers of other countries (Taiwan, China, South East Asia etc.)watched this series. Both the lead actor &...

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06-15-2013 12:59 AM


Not what I expected, I read the reviews and thought it was good. Can't watch it, skimmed it and yeah. People compared it to Idy and Andy but I think they are the best, this duo had no competition. Sure Idy and Andy had some flaws but they are minor unlike those two. The best thing of the show is that the girl who played Guo Xiang is much better than the one in the 80s version. The 80s had a much stronger cast (major and minor), beautiful costumes, and a great expanded storyline.


11-17-2012 12:15 AM


Few weeks ago, I had watched both HK (1995) and China (2006) series of the 'Return of the Condor Heroes'.

Even though the HK 1995 version is older than China 2006 and has less scientific and graphics impact to drive the casting, I still find HK is better than China.

Firstly Carmen Lee acts better than Crystal Liu Yi Fei as Xiao Long Nu. Yes Crystal is younger and cuter than Carmen, but if they are of the same age, I believe Carmen is prettier and has the internal ladies look than Crystal. When I first saw Crystal, I was attracted by her look as she looks like those Japanese and Korean actresses, charming but too common look alike.

Louis Koo is also better than Huang Xiao Ming even though Louis. I don't like Xiao Ming all of a sudden yelling/screeming out of joys in some scenes, especially near to Xiao Long Nu, I really pity her to suffer ear problem. Huang Xiao Ming also has too much facial plastic surgery as one can compare his current look (chin etc) with 2006.


04-23-2012 05:35 AM


This is my all time favourite version of ROCH, though they did cut out some scenes from the novel. Never the less Carman and Louis make a very cute couple


10-28-2009 09:35 PM


I just re-watched this version for third time and I must say this Louis version is the best ever! I haven't seen 2006 one, is it even worth watching?


06-19-2009 06:28 AM


To me, this version is the best one, at least better than the 2006 version. The 2006 version only had beautiful actors and actresses, but the acting in that version was pretty bad, and too many unnecessary special effects. If compare this version to 2006 version, I think Carman Lee is the better Xiao Long Nu than Crystal Liu because Crystal is too young for the role, and Carman's look is suited perfectly as Xiao Long Nu; Louis Koo's acting is far better than HXM in this series; the last and most important one, I really like Theresa Lee as Guo Xiang, Yang Mi is cute, but she's not a right Guo Xiang. Oh, and Lau Dan is the best Hong Qigong, he makes me love that character.

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