Friday, February 25, 2011

Laughing in the wind 2001





Cast

# Li Ya Peng as Linghu Chong
# Xu Qing as Ren Ying Ying (Holy Maiden)
# Wei Zi as Yue Buqun (Headmaster of Huashan's Qi faction)
# Miao Yi Yi as Yue Ling Shan

Plot
The plot's initial development revolves around a coveted martial arts manual known as the Bixie Swordplay Manual. The manual has been passed down as a family heirloom in the Lin family of the Fuzhou Fuwei Escort Agency, but the escort agency is massacred by Yu Canghai, head of Qingcheng Sect, to obtain the secret manual himself. Lin Pingzhi, the only son, survives and is rescued by Yue Buqun, the leader of the Mount Hua Sect, part of the Five Mountain Sword Sects Alliance that binds the Taoist Five Great Mountains. Yue and his kindly wife accept Lin as their new disciple before the rest of his pupils and trains him in swordplay.
The protagonist of the novel is Yue's eldest disciple Linghu Chong, an orphaned, happy-go-lucky but honorable swordsman who loves liquor. He befriends notorious lecherous bandit Tian Boguang and rescues pretty nun Yilin of the (North) Mount Heng Sect from being raped by Tian. Meanwhile, Liu Zhengfeng of the (South) Mount Heng Sect announces his plans to retire from the jianghu and invites fellow pugilists to witness the ceremony. However, the event culminates into a bloodbath when the orthodox sects accuse Liu of unfaithfulness to their code. Liu and his friend, Qu Yang of the unorthodox Sun Moon Holy Cult, commit suicide after being cornered by the pugilists. They pass on the score of their music piece Xiao'ao Jianghu to Linghu before their deaths.
Watch this show to know more of the story.

Review: This show is based on Jin Yong's novel. Although i have not seen anyother version of Xiao Ao Jianghu, still i feel this is definetly the best adaptation. Li Yapeng as Linghu and Xu Qing as Yingying are just mind blowing, both really look great on the screen. The story is pretty good and you will get addicted to the show once you start it. This is definetly in my top 5 all time favorite wuxia shows.
This show is actually the very first mainland production of Jin Yong novel. The show has really great kungfu fights and sword fights which i have never seen in anyother wuxia from Hongkong TVB production. No wonder Jin Yong doesn't want TVB to make adaptation of his novels, TVB is way behind mainland china when it comes to action and locations. I really recommend this show all you wuxia lovers..

8 comments:

  1. hii
    please give me the LINKS for this one

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  2. hey the series " Laughing in the Wind" is availble on youtube. Just type the name of the series there.

    I would like to know the name of a chinese tv series in which the hero fell off a mountain or cliff after being injured. He found a cave then where he got two great kung fu manuals. After practising the manuals he bburied them in a grave from where he found them. The kung fu was a palm kung fu. I saw this series on a chinese television around 1999-2001.

    If you know the name of the series please leave a comment here.

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  3. @Kungfu Lover

    The Show is The Heavenly Sword and dragon Sabre

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  4. The legend of the condor heroes 1983 and return of the condor heroes 1983 is available on youtube. Just type the name of the show there and hit enter.

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  5. Hey thanks Anubhav. The name of the show is "
    Heaven Sword and dragon Saber 1994 or 1993" .There are other versions
    available but this is the best. Its 4 opening themes are available on
    youtube.

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  6. I did some research and found some great links where you can download or watch "Heaven Sword and dragon Saber 1994 ".

    Download Links :
    This forum contains downlod links


    http://avipzone.com/forum/90s-hk-dramas/13184-the-heaven-sword-and-dragon-saber-m-1994-a.html

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  7. Heaven Sword and dragon Saber 1994
    Watch online Links:
    These 2 links are broken i guess but you can try them.
    http://www.verycd.com/entries/517692/

    http://www.56.com/w91/album-aid-8243616.html

    This blog contains the third link which works but the video site is dead slow
    and nothing compared to youtube.

    http://chinesethaimovie.blogspot.com/2009/07/heaven-sword-and-dragon-saber-1994.html

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  8. I am great fan of your blogs Anubhav. If you could download the
    show " Heaven Sword and dragon Saber 1994 " from my posted links and upload it to youtube we will all be greatful because youtube is very fast. Keep up the good work. Leave a comment here please now , so that i know what u think .Whenever u upload the videos leave a reply here also please.

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