Length: 33 episodes of 1 hour each.
Lawrence Ng (Ngo Khai Hoa) as Cheung Mor Gei (Truong Vo Ky)
Gigi Lai Che (Le Tu) as Chiu Man (Trieu Minh)
Charmaine Sheh (Xa Thi Man) as Chu Chi Nhuoc
Characters and Plot: (Spoilers!)
Lawrence Ng (Ngo Khai Hoa) as Truong Vo Ky (the main guy Chueng Mo Kei) did a very outstanding job in this series. Vo Ky is an honest and smart and charming guy who four girls in the series falls for. He didn't know a lot of martial arts at first but later, he learned Cuu Duong Than Cong (9 Yang Sun Gong) in the cave and when he met Tieu Sieu and she showed him how to reveal the Can Khon Dai Na Di martial arts of the Ming organization. In every bad thing that befell on him, there's always luck in it. When he fell down the mountain, he got lucky and learned the Cuu Duong Than Cong. Five years later, he fell down another time into the hut of Chu Nhi (Spider Girl). When he was trapped in the Ming organization's secret passage, and learned the Can Khon Dai Na Di.
Gigi Lai Che (Le Tu) plays the outstanding role of the Mongolian princess, Chiu Man (Trieu Minh). Chiu Man is a very smart girl who at first tried to capture and control the Six Large Sects. Later, she fell in love with Truong Vo Ky. Truong Vo Ky also loves her but there are obstacles in the way before they can be together. In the end, Chiu Man quit being the Mongolian Princess, and Truong Vo Ky quit being the leader of the Ming Organization and they lived together.
Charmaine Sheh (Xa Thi Man) did a very good job in here as Chu Chi Nhuoc. She was Truong Vo Ky's friend when they were still young. Later, she became the disciple of the stubborn and bossy Duyet Tuyet Su Thai who hated Vo Ky. She was the one that stole the sabre and sword and she tried to kill Chu Nhi and made it look like Chiu Man did it all. She learned the secret of the Sabre and the Sword when she was still trapped at Dan An Tu, the place where the Six Large Sects were imprisoned. The secret was that if you hit the sword and the sabre together, the famous Vo Moc Di Thu, the manual that teaches you how to control armies, and the Cuu Am Chan Kinh that Yang Guo learned a long time ago will fall out. Chi Nhuoc then learned one of the martial arts in Cuu Am Chan Kinh, Cuu Am Bach Cuc Trao, and tried to kill Chiu Man several times. In the end, she lost all her memory and lived with Tong Thanh Thu (The son of the first brother in the Seven Wudan).
Novel 411 (Information)
Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre (Traditional Chinese: 倚天屠龍記; Simplified Chinese: 倚天屠龙记; pinyin: yǐ tiān tú lóng jì) is a Chinese wuxia novel by Jinyong, first serialized in Ming PaoISBN 1-58899-183-0. The literal translation is Tales of the Heavenly Sword and the Dragon Sabre or The Power of Heaven and the Dragon Slaying Sabre.
Jinyong revised the novel in 1979 with a number of amendments and additions. This is the version most familiar to readers. A third revision was published in early 2005, incorporating later thoughts and a lengthier conclusion. The third revision added many changes and cleared up some mysteries in the second version, such as the origin of Jiu Yang Zhen Jing. However, some Jinyong Loyalists were disappointed with the new revisions.
The novel is intended to be the third part of a trilogy after The Legend of the Condor Heroes and The Return of the Condor Heroes. It is set about a hundred years after the second novel, in the late Yuan Dynasty.
As in a number of his novels, Jinyong makes use of a number of historical figures in the story, including the founder of the Ming dynasty Zhu Yuanzhang, Chen Youliang, Zhang Sanfeng and the Ming Cult. The political clash between Han Chinese and the Mongols also features strongly in the plot.
The story revolves around a pair of priceless and extremely powerful weapons, known respectively as the Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber (more precisely dragon slayer's saber), which all of wulin's martial artists covet. Either or both of them are thought to allow their wielder to rule the wulin world, according to a widely circulating rumor in an oft-repeated mantra, though for some reason they are now lost.
The novel's hero is Zhang Wuji (张无忌/張無忌), who through a series of events becomes a highly skilled martial arts practitioner and 34th leader of the Ming Cult.
Like in most Jinyong's novels, romance forms a major backbone to the book. Interwoven in the plot is the protagonist's romantic entanglements with four female characters.
The secret of the sword and saber is revealed midway in the novel, but the impetus of the narrative is not lost, as the author traces the upheavals which follow it.
The novel ends with a hint of the imminent founding of the Ming Dynasty by the traitor Zhu Yuanzhang.
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yeh i remeber i rented the whole series of it. laurence/charmaine were heaps cool