From the writer of “The Grandmaster” comes THE SWORD IDENTITY, a legendary tale of a lost style of martial arts that will thrust you straight into the action. Breathless momentum that deals rapid blows, with deadly sword skills you wont believe!
Haofeng Xu makes his directorial debut with this Chinese martial arts film adapted from his own novel. During the Ming dynasty, four fighting schools exist in the city of Guancheng and anyone who wishes to set up a new establishment must prove their worth in battle. When Liang Henlu (Yang Song) tries to form a fifth school, the martial arts masters mistake his sword for a forbidden Japanese weapon and believe him to be a pirate. After witnessing the power of the sword in combat, however, they begin to realise it could be the legendary weapon that was used by Liang’s now deceased general to defeat the invading Japanese forces. As the general’s last surviving bodyguard, Liang wants to set up a school so he can pass on his master’s teachings. Will he succeed?
THE SWORD IDENTITY battles its way onto DVD on 1st September 2014 on Region 2 in the UK.