Friday, April 29, 2011

The Sword Stained with Royal Blood 2007

# Broadcast network: CTV

* Dou Zhi Kong as Yuan Cheng Zhi
* Eva Huang as Wen Qing Qing
* Sun Fei Fei as A Jiu / Princess Chang Ping
Plot :
Sword Stained with Royal Blood is a wuxia novel by Jin Yong. Set in the late Ming Dynasty, the plot centers on Yuan Chengzhi, the son of Yuan Chonghuan, a patriotic military leader who was wrongly put to death by the Chongzhen Emperor. As an orphan, Yuan Chengzhi is sent to Mount Hua, where he is tutored in martial arts by Mu Renqing. He grows up to become a fine young swordsman and leaves Mount Hua in search of adventure. Serendipitous incidents lead him to discover the Golden Serpent Sword and a martial arts manual, which once belonged to Xia Xueyi, a long-dead enigmatic swordsman. Yuan inherits Xia's possessions and skills and becomes a formidable pugilist.
Subsequently, Yuan wanders around the land and meets Wen Qingqing, a young maiden from a family of brigands. Wen is actually Xia Xueyi's daughter and she follows Yuan after being expelled from her family. Initially, Yuan wanted to seek redress for his father, but decides to join Li Zicheng's rebel force in overthrowing the corrupt Ming Dynasty. He helps the rebels retrieve the gold robbed by the Wen family, sabotages a battery of cannons supplied to the imperial army by foreigners, and finances the rebellion with part of the treasure he discovered in Nanjing. Yuan also befriends several pugilists, who pledge allegiance to him after learning that he is the son of Yuan Chonghuan. Yuan reorganizes his followers to form an army and they pledge to serve and defend China from the Manchu invaders in the north.

Review :
This is my very very favorite show, its story is just amazing and the locations and kungfu fights of this show are unbelievable. Dou Zi Kong as Yuan Chengzi looked awesome ,his looks are quite similar to Jet Li. He really did the kungfu actions very well.. Eva Huang as Wen Qingqing stole my heart , she's too pretty and cute and her mischievious nature was amazing. The show is 30 episode long and i thought it should have been 40 eps bcoz the story is just so good. How the life of the deceased Golden Serpent Swordsman Xia Xueyi and the avenger Yuang Chengzi life meets. His pure determination to overthrow the ming dynasty, conflicts with martial world specially 5 poison sect.. There is not one moment where you will feel its draggy.. continuos adventure , action..not much of a love story though. Yuan Chengzi always puts his country first. This is the only adaption of Sword Stained with Royal Blood that i have seen and i don't think any other version made so far can beat this. A must watch for all Wuxia fans..

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