- Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
- Genres: Action, History
- Release: 1990-01-27
- Director: Siu-Tung Ching , King Hu , Raymond Lee , Hark Tsui , Ann Hui , Yeung-Wah Kam
- Writers: Louis Cha (novel) , Ying Wong , Kee-To Lam , Man-Leung Kwan , Tai-Mok Lau , Yiu-ming Leung , Fu-hao Tai
- Language: Cantonese | Mandarin
- Stars: Samuel Hui , Cecilia Yip , Jacky Cheung , Man Cheung
- Runtime: 118 min
- Awards: 4 wins & 11 nominations.
- AKA: Siu ngo gong woo , The Swordsman (United Kingdom) , 笑傲江湖 (Hong Kong) , Tieu Ngao Giang Ho (Vietnam) , Xiao ao jiang hu , Swordsman (Spain) , 笑傲江湖 (Taiwan) , Swordsman (France, French Republic) , Schwertkämpfer (Germany) , Swordsman (Hong Kong) , The Swordsman , Xiao ao jiang hu (Hong Kong) , A kard mestere (Hungary) , Mistrzowie z klasztoru Wek (Poland) , Meister des Schwertes (Germany) , Shamshirzan (Iran) , zh:笑傲江湖 (Japan) , Виртуоз A kard mestere, Meister des Schwertes, Mistrzowie z klasztoru Wek, Schwertkämpfer, Swordsman, 笑傲江湖, 笑傲江湖 (China)
- Plot: When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it. Blademaster, a young martial arts expert, accidentally ends up in possession, but the plot grows complex as Japanese samurai, an illegal Chinese sect, a tribe of snake-wielding women warriors, a rival martial arts school and the leader of his own martial arts school vie for the scroll. Romantic complications also ensue, involving him with his longtime chum, daughter of the leader of his school, a Japanese woman, and two of the snake- wielding tribeswomen (Blue Phoenix and their leader, Princess Yin-Yin).
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