Soul of the Sword‘ is a 1978 Shaw Brothers martial arts film directed by Shan Hua and stars the great Ti Lung and Ku Feng. ‘Soul of the Sword’ was recently released on Blu-ray by Shout Factory as part of their Shaw Brothers Classics Volume 4 Box Set.

Ti Lung leads the cast as a nameless swordsman on a quest for vengeance and the coveted title of the ‘King of Swords.’ Ku Feng accompanies him as the medicine man, adding a layer of mystique to this martial arts epic.

Prepare for an exhilarating ride filled with expertly choreographed swordplay, showcasing the finesse and skill of Ti Lung’s character. While hand-to-hand combat scenes are scarce, the film compensates with an abundance of thrilling sword duels that keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Beyond the swordplay, the narrative takes unexpected turns, introducing strange yet intriguing elements like unusual sex scenes and the unsettling murdering of lovers. These twists add depth to the storyline, making it a unique entry in the martial arts genre.

As the plot unfolds, ‘Soul of the Sword’ keeps viewers entertained and engaged throughout. The film culminates in a clever twist and reveal at the end, a feature not commonly found in many martial arts movies from this era. This unexpected conclusion adds a satisfying layer of complexity to the overall experience.