John Woo

Last Hurrah for Chivalry

Last Hurrah for Chivalry

Before he became known as the master of the bullet-riddled heroic tragedy, John Woo sharpened his trademark themes and kinetic action choreography with this whirlwind wuxia spectacle. Unaware they are caught in a deadly game of deception, a pair of rambunctious swordsmen (Wai Pak and Damian Lau) join forces to help a nobleman (Lau Kong) in his quest for vengeance. Paying thrilling homage to his mentor, martial-arts innovator Chang Cheh, Woo delivers both bravura swordplay set pieces and a bloodstained interrogation of the meaning of brotherhood and honor in a world in which loyalty is bought and sold.

Film Info

  • Hong Kong
  • 1979
  • 106 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.39:1
  • Cantonese
  • Spine #1174

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 2K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio and uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • Alternate English-dubbed tracks
  • Audio interview with director John Woo
  • New interview with Grady Hendrix, author of These Fists Break Bricks
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park

    New cover designed and illustrated by Alphaville

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Mar 14, 2023

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 2K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio and uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • Alternate English-dubbed tracks
  • Audio interview with director John Woo
  • New interview with Grady Hendrix, author of These Fists Break Bricks
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park

    New cover designed and illustrated by Alphaville
Last Hurrah for Chivalry
Cast
Wai Pak
Chang San
Damian Lau
Tsing Yi
Fung Hak-on
Pray
Ngai Chau-wah
Courtesan
Lau Kong
Kao Pang
Lee Hoi-sang
Pak Chung-tong
Cheng Lei
Chen Guan-wu
Wong Kuang-yu
Wong
Yik Ga
Chang’s sister
Credits
Director
John Woo
Screenplay by
John Woo
Produced by
Raymond Chow
Produced by
Louis Sit
Production manager
Catherine Cheung
Cinematography
Cheung Yiu-cho
Cinematography
Yu Chun
Editor
Cheung Yiu-chung
Music by
Frankie Chan
Martial arts choreographer
Fung Hak-on
Costumes
Chu Sheng-shi
Costumes
Kung Chuan-kai