Last Hurrah for Chivalry

Last Hurrah for Chivalry is a 1979 Hong Kong martial arts film written, produced and directed by John Woo, and starring Damian Lau and Wei Pai. The film is a precursor to Woos heroic bloodshed films. The film was released in the Hong Kong onNovember 1979.

The film is a tribute to director John Woos mentor, Chang Cheh. The stylish appeal also came from Akira Kurosawa influences. The main character Tsing Yi is an inspiration taken from the reallife assassin Jing Ke, who is historically remembered for his failed assassination attempt of Qin Shi Huang. The year the film was released is also the same year John Woo met Tsui Hark.

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