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Book and Sword
Book and Sword
Actors: Cheng Pei-Pei, Ray Lui, Vincent Zhao, Esther Kwan
Director: Daniel Li
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
UR     2005     1hr 55min

Studio: Tai Seng Entertainment Release Date: 11/15/2005 Run time: 115 minutes


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Actors: Cheng Pei-Pei, Ray Lui, Vincent Zhao, Esther Kwan
Director: Daniel Li
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Sub-Genres: Martial Arts, Indie & Art House
Studio: Tai Seng
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/15/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 55min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Cantonese, English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Decent entertainment
Freth | Delaware, OH United States | 12/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you can get past some wire-fu sequences this movie isn't half bad. The martial arts action is what you'd expect from movies nowadays. This appears to be a compilation of a TV series, although I can't be sure. In the end the story is somewhat fulfilling and it's a good way to spend a couple hours."
Book and Sword Is Pretty Good
Eugene Jones | DC | 02/01/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This review doesn't cover a rating of the story but rather of the martial arts fight choreography of the series. I usually look up reviews of martial arts movies to see if someone has talked about whether the fights in the movies were very good or not and whether the fights were inventive or complex. I am happy to say that I fast forwarded to the fights in Book And Sword and they were really good. Some were better than others ofcourse both in length and in complexity but overall I really enjoyed watching the characters do their stuff. Therefore, as I was pleased with this movie I subsequently purchased it's sequal, Book And Sword: The Final Battle, and was equally as impressed. The story does seem interesting as I actually did watch a little of it here and there. The acting seems quite good as well. But like I said, if you are like me and are just looking to collect some martial arts movies with some good fights, then you will want to add Book And Sword to your collection."
Not impressed
Brian P. Webb | philadelphia,PA USA | 01/24/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I felt a bit disappointed in this film I saw no fun in it and the action was lame, story line also got a little boring after awhile expected more in the quality of the fight scenes"
Good Quality Fun
Matt W | Southern California | 05/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you are looking for a fun way to waste 2 hrs this is a good movie that could have been great. The sticking point being some of the action sequences were so terrible they were laughable such as archers firing bolts that had no trajectory and velocity slow enough to bounce off jello but who cares it's fun! The cinematography and color quality was excellent however and the film does indeed appear to be a tv show / soap opera type of thing or something like you'd get with a history channel recreation, it's very sharp and detailed just had an "odd" feeling to it.. Worth the money I spent. fans of this genre can do much worse than this film.. Just wish I knew who the actors were ( no english translation for the credits, )"