In 1985, ATV filmed an adaptation of Liang Yusheng’s
wuxia novel, “Chronicles of the Shadow Swordman”, a romantic novel with a
touch of history and the realism of the wuxia world. Fans of Michelle Yim
and Damian Lau would immediate recognize this as a must watch classic
serial of theirs.
In the show, the hero, Zhang DanFeng unexpectedly met a young
woman, YunLei. She is highly skilled in martial arts, clever and quick
witted with a kind heart. They have mutual admiration for each other, and
as they gradually fell in love, they discovered to their horror, of their
YunLei’s grandfather, an official in the Ming dynasty, and her father were
persecuted by Zhang DanFeng’s father, suffered tremendously and died a
tragic death. The burden of revenge fell upon YunLei’s shoulder to avenge
her family honor. Zhang DanFeng and YunLei’s relationship then transpired
into a heart wrenching story of love, of hate and of revenge.
Regardless if you are or are not their fan, when you watch their
performance together as Zhang DanFeng and YunLei. Their performance of a
heart wrenching love hate relationship, their joys and their sorrows will
draw you in, causing you to laugh and cry with them.