Seven Swords is a 2005 Hong Kong film directed by Tsui Hark and adapted from renowned Wuxia writer Liang Yusheng. In the mid-1600s, the Manchurians take over sovereignty of China and establish the Qing Dynasty. The new rulers immediately impose a ban on the practice of Martial Arts Ban, seven heroes each with uniquely fashioned swords take on the might of a mercenary army hell bent on imposing sovereign rule.
The unedited film was approximately four hours long, but was cut to 153 minutes. Viewers have expressed interest in seeing an extended version, but no such version has been released.
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