Dragon Sabre Yitian (2009)
Release Date: July 12, 2010
English subtitles: Yes
Also known as: Heaven Sword & Dragon Sabre / New Heaven Sword & Dragon Sabre
Chinese Title: 倚天屠龙记 / Yi Tian Tu Long Ji
Thai title: กระบี่อิงฟ้า ดาบฆ่ามังกร
Vietnamese Title: Y Thien Do Long Ky 2009
No. of Episodes: 40
Heaven Sword & Dragon Sabre Drama Original Soundtracks
1. Huaxia Yingxiong (华夏英雄) Chinese Hero – Artist: Deng Chao (鄧超)
2. Hongchen Liange (红尘恋歌) Red Dust Romance – Artist: Ady An (安以軒) & Cong Haonan (叢浩楠)
Deng Chao (鄧超) as Zhang Wuji (son of Zhang Cui Shan & Yin Susu)
Ady An (安以軒) as Zhao Min (princess, likes Zhang Wuji)
Liu Jing (刘竞) as Zhou Zhiruo (Mie Jue apprentice of Emei Sect, likes Zhang Wuji)
He Zhuo Yan (何琢言) as Xiao Zhao (Zhang Wuji’s maid, likes Zhang Wuji)
Zhang Meng (张檬) as Yin Li/Zhu Er (Zhang Wuji’s cousin, likes Zhang Wuji)
Ken Chang (张智尧) as Zhang Cuishan (father of Zhang Wuji)
Wang Yuanke (王媛可) as Yin Susu (mother of Zhang Wuji, wife of Zhang Cuishan, Yantian Zheng’s daughter)
Tan Fei Ling (谭非翎) as Chen Kun
Zang Jin Sheng (臧金生) as Xie Xun (Zhang Wuji’s adoptive father)
Wang Jinghua (王菁华) as Miejue (third generation leader of Emei Sect)
Ma Ling (马羚) as Dai Qi Si
Yu Cheng Hui (于承惠) as Zhang San Feng (Zhang Wuji’s master)
He Jiayi (何佳怡) as Ji Xiao Fu (Emei disciples, engage with Yanli Ting, loves Yang Xiao)
Wu Xiaodong (吴晓东) as Yang Xiao
Hu Dong (胡东) as Fan Yao
Lu Chen (路晨) as Yang Bu Hui
Chen Zhi Hui (陈之辉) as Yin Tian Zheng (Wuji’s grandfather)
Li Ming (李明) as Wei Yi Xiao
Yang Jun (杨俊) as yīn yě wáng (Zhang Wuji’s uncle, Yin Li’s father)
Yu Cheng Hui as Zhang San Feng (Zhang Wuji’s master)
Ady An as Zhao Min (princess, likes Zhang Wuji)
Liu Jing as Zhou Zhiruo (Mie jue apprentice of Emei Sect, likes Zhang Wuji)
He Zhuo Yan as Xiao Zhao (Zhang Wuji’s maid, likes Zhang Wuji)
Zhang Meng as Yin Li/Zhu’er (Zhang Wuji’s cousin, likes Zhang Wuji)
OST 华夏英雄 (Chinese Hero) by Deng Chao
Dragon Sabre Yitian 2009 also known as The New Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre is the last and final part to The Condor Heroes trilogy series novel written by Jin Yong. In Heaven Sword and Dragon saber the main protagonist is Zhang Wuji (Deng Chao) and the story revolve around the two powerful swords and Zhang Wuji four famous love interest.
The Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre takes place during 14th Century China during the Mongolian Yuan Dynasty, roughly 100 years after the events of Return of the Condor Heroes. After decades of struggles, famine, and bitterness which the Chinese citizens blamed on the Yuan Dynasty’s misgovernment, the Martial Arts sects have begun to rebel. Prince Ruyang asks Cheng Kun, a Shaolin monk with an ulterior motive, for a plan on how to deal with the rebels. “The wielder of Heavenly Sword and/or Dragon Sabre rules the world.” This well known legend in the Martial Arts community is the impetus for the tale of Zhang Wuji. The story begins with how his parents met, then tells his trials as an adolescent, proceeds to relate his rise to prominence and reveals the secret behind Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre and ends with the confluence of Wuji’s love life, the Martial Arts sects’ long standing grudges, and cruel fate..
How is the The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre related to the first two parts of the Condor Heroes trilogy series?
The final part is about the two swords, Heaven Sword & Dragon Sabre and the secrets hidden within them. Anyone who possess the Dragon Sabre would rule the world and the one who possess the Heaven Sword can stand against the wielder of the Saber. Well, how is this related to the Condor Heroes? The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre were created by the Eagle shooting Heroes Guo Jing & Huang Rong from Legend of the Condor Heroes (part 1) and Yang Guo from Romance of the Condor Heroes (part 2).
Who are the Condor Heroes?
Guo Jing & Huang Rong are the first characters from the first part of the Condor Heroes novel series, Eagle shooting Heroes 2003, which begins the life story of the Condor Heroes. The second part to the series, Romance of the Condor Heroes, the main protagonist is Yang Guo who is most well known for his famous love relationship with Xiao Longnu.
What is the origin of the Heaven Sword & Dragon Sabre?
There was a Heavy Iron Sword that belonged to a great swordsman name Dugu Qiubai whose skills were unmatched in his lifetime. Yang Guo obtained the Heavy Iron Sword while he was recovering from the Love Flower’s poison and the loss of his right arm. Yang Guo and Xiao Longnu left the sword with the couple Guo Jing and Huang Rong. The sword was melted and special steel material was added and it was reforged to become the two weapons known as the Heaven Sword and the Dragon Saber.
There is a secret hidden in the two swords, hidden within the blade of the Dragon Saber is a book of military strategies and maneuvers called, Wu Mu Yi Shu, written by Yue Fei. Hidden within the blade of the Heaven Sword are two scrolls detailing the powerful martial arts Nine Yin Manual and “Eighteen Dragon-Subduing Palms”.
What happen to the Heaven Sword & Dragon Sabre?
The Dragon Saber was given to Guo Jing and Huang Rong’s son Guo Polu and the Heaven Sword was given to their younger daughter Guo Xiang.
Guo Xiang is the second daughter of Guo Jing and Huang Rong she inherited the Heaven Sword and the knowledge of the secrets hidden in the swords. She was also the first founder of Emei Sect. The secret of the two weapons was only known and passed down through the leaders of the Emei Sect.
You will see Guo Jing his wife Huang Rong, and their daughter Guo Xiang character is mostly played out in Part 2 in the Returns of The Condor Heroes. Guo Xiang escapes from Xiangyang with the Heaven Sword and becomes a powerful martial artist and roams the jianghu as a youxia. At the age of 40, she becomes a nun and founds the Emei Sect. Abbess Fengling becomes her successor, who in turn, is succeeded by Abbess Miejue.
In Jin Yong’s novels, Emei’s martial arts are the best among those suited for women. The origins of Emei’s martial arts come from its founder Guo Xiang. Guo’s martial arts were mostly inherited from her family, including some of Huang Yaoshi (her maternal grandfather)’s skills. She also learnt part of the Nine Yang Manual from Jueyuan in her younger days.
In Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre, Miejue is the successor of the Emei Sect. Her name literally means “destroy and eliminate”, she aims to purge the world of evil and make Emei the leading sect in the wulin (martial artists’ community). Her dogmatic and extreme views lead her to commit various ethically and morally vicious deeds, including the indiscriminate slaughter of everyone associated with the Ming Cult and unorthodox martial arts sects. At Wan’an Monastery, she names Zhou Zhiruo her successor and plunges to her death from the tower after refusing Zhang Wuji’s help.
Here is the earliest movie adaptation of the Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber (1978) with English subtitles if you want to understand the plot.
This is one of the most famous Chinese wuxia novels written by Jin Yong and you should consider buying The Condor Heroes Trilogy to own because some titles is already going out of print.
Star Couple : Deng Chao ❤ Betty Sun
The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber 2009 Original Soundtrack
1. 华夏英雄 (Chinese Hero) – Deng Chao
2. Hongchen Liange (红尘恋歌) – Ady An & Cong Haonan
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