Return of the Sentimental Swordsman
|Return of the Sentimental Swordsman|
|Mandarin||Mó Jiàn Xiá Qíng|
|Cantonese||Mo1 Gim3 Hap6 Cing4|
|Directed by||Chor Yuen|
|Produced by||Run Run Shaw|
|Written by||Chor Yuen|
|Based on||Xiaoli Feidao
by Gu Long
Alexander Fu Sheng
|Narrated by||Cheng Miu|
|Music by||Eddie H. Wang|
|Edited by||Chiang Hsing-lung
|Distributed by||Shaw Brothers Studio|
Return of the Sentimental Swordsman, also known as The Flying Blade, is a 1981 Hong Kong wuxia film written and directed by Chor Yuen and produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio, based on Gu Long's Xiaoli Feidao series of novels. It stars Ti Lung, Alexander Fu Sheng and Derek Yee.
It is the sequel to The Sentimental Swordsman (1977). It was one of Shaw Brothers' highest-grossing films in the studio's history, surpassing the original at the box office. An in-name-only "sequel", Perils of the Sentimental Swordsman, was released in 1982, with no relation to the main character of Little Flying Dagger Li, instead being based in the Lu Xiaofeng novel series (also by Gu Long), and its previous film adaptations.
Li "Little Flying Dagger" Xunhuan comes back to his home after three years of wandering. He has decided to have a normal life, but a group of skilled fighters and leaders are bent on killing him, so they can be ranked top by Bai Xiaosheng in his renowned list of the best warriors in the martial arts world. Li Xunhuan battles them as he searches for his estranged friend A'fei, who is now married and living in seclusion. Li asks A'fei to join forces and fight against a new threat that wants to rule the world: the Money Clan.