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THE LOST BLADESMAN (2011; d. Alan Mak, Felix Chong)

Whoa! Whoa! And … double whoa! A stately period drama that explores the true nature of loyalty, featuring several exceptional action sequences directed by Donnie Yen, who stars as an invincible warrior, a hero who is devoted to principle and, he says, peace, while those around him are devoted to a wicked Emperor, and warfare, and chaos. Really good; loved the pacing, and the things that are left out: we always know what’s happening, and have time for contemplation too.

[Viewed on DVD.]

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