About the film
A Sword Renounced
Release Date: December 31, 1973
|Production Companies||:||Foo Hwa Cinema Co., Ltd., Fu Hua Film Company|
|Writers||:||Tu Chung-Hsun, Chun Hsiung Lin|
Also known as The Blind Swordsman's Revenge, this is Zatoichi Versus The Flying Guillotine (1972). Zatoichi is "born Wu Ching Hui, he was kidnapped by pirates as a youth and taken to Japan, where he learned his cane sword skills. He appears to be widely known in China by his Japanese name, but as the film opens he is just returning to China to look up his long-lost brother, Tieh Hou. To his dismay, he learns that the brother has been killed in a sword duel with one Chu Yen Jieh. The grief-stricken prodigal blubbers in mourning and vows revenge."