Last Hurrah for Chivalry

Last Hurrah for Chivalry

Directed by John Woo • 1979 • Hong Kong
Starring Damian Lau, Wei Pai

With this tale of two swordsmen who team up on a mission of revenge, John Woo attempted to revive the moribund wuxia genre. A flop at the time of its release, this early work has since been recognized as an artistic breakthrough in the Hong Kong action maestro’s career. Though the period trappings and swordplay set LAST HURRAH FOR CHIVALRY apart from Woo’s most famous films, the gorgeously stylized violence, graceful camera motion, and thematic emphasis on a code of honor among men laid the course for his bullet ballets A BETTER TOMORROW and THE KILLER.

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Last Hurrah for Chivalry
  • Last Hurrah for Chivalry

    Directed by John Woo • 1979 • Hong Kong
    Starring Damian Lau, Wei Pai

    With this tale of two swordsmen who team up on a mission of revenge, John Woo attempted to revive the moribund wuxia genre. A flop at the time of its release, this early work has since been recognized as an artistic breakthr...