俠女
A Touch of Zen (1971)
Literal Translation: Chivalrous Lady
Country: Taiwan
Language: Mandarin 
Genre: Martial Arts 
Theatrical Run: 11/18/1971 - 12/01/1971
Box Office: HK $678,320.90
 
Director
  King Hu Chin-Chuan
 
Script
  King Hu Chin-Chuan
 
Action Directors
  Han Ying-Chieh
  Poon Yiu-Kwan
 
Producer
  Ha Ng Leung-Fong
 
Tai Seng DVD cover
 
Cast
  Hsu Feng ... Yang Hui-Ching
  Shih Jun ... Ku Shen-Chai
  Pai Ying (2) ... General Shih
  Tien Peng ... Ouyang Nin
  Cho Kin (1) ... Magistrate
  Miao Tian ... Mun Ta's advisor
  Cheung Bing-Yuk ... Shen-Chai's mother
  Sit Hon ... General Lu Ting-Yen
  Wang Shui ... Mun Ta
  Roy Chiao Hung ... Abbot Hui Yuan
  Han Ying-Chieh ... Chief Commander Hsu Hsien-Chen
  Man Chung-San ... Lu Chiang
  Liu Chu ... Magistrate's man
  Go Ming (2) ... Magistrate's man
  Liu Chik ... Mun Ta's guard
  Goo Liu-Sek ... Yang Lin
  Moon Chuk-Wa    
  Melvin Cheung Wan-Man ... Tao Lung, one of the Magistrate's men
  Tse Chung-Mau ... Royal messenger
  To Wai-Wo ... Mun Ta's guard
  Chen Shih-Wei (1) ... Mun Ta's guard
  Hao Li-Jen ... Woodcutter
  Sammo Hung Kam-Bo ... Commander Hsu's bodyguard
  Ng Ming-Choi ... East Chamber guard
  Billy Chan Wui-Ngai ... East Chamber guard
  Lam Ching-Ying (1) ... East Chamber guard
  Shan Mao ... Guard
  Lung Fei ... Guard
  Yeung Sai-Gwan ... Monk
  Kei Ho-Chiu ... Monk
  Chan Ming-Wai ... Monk
  Poon Yiu-Kwan ... East Chamber guard
  Cheung Yee-Kwai ... East Chamber guard
  Lau Yau-Bun ... East Chamber guard
  Chui Hing-Chun ... Soldier
  Jacky Chen Shao-Lung ... Monk
  Lee Kwai    
 
Production Companies
  Union Film
  International Film Production
 
Distributor
  Union Film (Hong Kong)
 
Production Manager
  Yeung Sai-Hing
 
Art Director
  King Hu Chin-Chuan
  Chow Chi-Leung
  Chan Seung-Lam
 
Script Supervisor
  Kuang Cheng
  Wang Shi-Zhe (2)
 
Planning
  Cheung Gau-Yam
 
Lighting
  Wong Foo-Lam
 
Makeup
  Wu Hsu-Ching
 
Story
  Pu Song-Ling
 
Props
  Hung Fa-Long
 
Cinematographer
  Hua Hui-Ying
 
Editor
  King Hu Chin-Chuan
  Wong Chun-San
 
Costume Designer
  Lee Ka-Chi
 
Presenter
  Sha Rong-Feng
 
Assistant Director
  Larry Tu Chong-Hsun
  Miao Tian
 
Hair Stylist
  Sam Biu-Hoi
 
Composer
  Wu Da-Jiang
  Lo Ming-Tao
 
Filming Location
  Taiwan
 
 
Summary
 

Ming Dynasty noblewoman Yang must escape from the evil eunuch Hsu. She seeks refuge in a decrepit town where she gets assistance from a naive scholar and a group of mysterious, yet powerful, monks. [Tai Seng dvd sleeve] Commenced in 1969, released in 1975. Originally running to 4 hours' screen time, a 200 minute version was later shown at Cannes and released in the West. The movie has nothing to do with Zen Buddhism - the English title was meant as a selling point to the (then) Zen-obsessed Westerners. [Iain Sinclair] One of the first "modern" wuxia flicks to get wide art house distribution in the west (it hit London in 1981 and Houston in 1984). Considered by many to be the best ever made in the genre. [Anonymous]