• Publication date: September 17, 2009

Seven Swords Seven Swords

In 1660s, the emperor issues a decree forbidding the use of martial arts, ...

In 1660s, the emperor issues a decree forbidding the use of martial arts, and guarantees decapitation for anyone who violates that order. A class of bounty hunters quickly formed to enforce the law and collect 600 pieces of silver for each violator; the most massive and domineering of the warriors is the bald, muscular Fire-Wind, a bellicose and volatile creature who lives in an elephantine tentlike dwelling on a hill. This walking terror selects Martial Village, a hamlet in northwestern China, as his next assignment. Meanwhile, in Martial, two young adults, Wu Yuanyin and her ex-beau rescue an old executioner, Fu Qingzhu who foresees the coming wrath and acknowledges the necessity of pulling in the mythical 'Warriors of Mt. Tian' to fight Fire-Wind and his cronies. The four warriors summoned by Fu include Chu Zhaonan, and Yang Yunchong, who dramatically increase the tension and bloodshed when the former develops a crush on one of Fire-wind's hostages, Green Pearl and decides to kidnap her wind through the roof.