Chinese name: 琥珀青龙 Foreign Name: The Green Dragon Conspiracy Other names: None Sands of time: 1982 Production Company: Asia Television (ATV) Production area: China, Hong Kong Starring: David Chiang, Wu Weiguo, Amy Chan Episode: 20 / Collection Type: Martial Arts Release Date: 1982 Language: Mandarin / Cantonese Synopsis: Adapted from an original cologne "white jade tiger" martial arts drama.
Cast Chiu Xun - David Chiang Tsui Yuk- Ng Wai Kok Tsui Que - Kuan Wai Lun Tsui Ao - Cheng Su Fung ( Sheung Gun Pien Pien - Chan Sau Mun
Story by Sukting of SPCNET
Story: (Spoilers) A very sad story on seeking revenge. Chiu and Tsui are both rival families. Both are reputed to be skilful in making arms. The Tsui family is more successful in making explosives. Since then, the Chiu clan is often overshadowed. Master Chiu has an only son, Chiu Xun who is a womaniser. He has trouble dealing with him as he is always not at home. He is often with his beautiful companion, either playing with the zither or doing sword practices together.
Pien Pien is Chiu's housekeeper, Sheung Gun Tai's only daughter. She has been away from Chiu family since young to learn skills from an abbess. The first time she comes home, she sees Chiu Xun hugging Ning in his arms. The way that she chides him for being a good-for-nothing really makes me laugh. Chiu Xun is amused and says that he has not seen a spitfire like her before and jokingly says that he will woo her when time comes.
On the other hand, the Tsui family has 3 capable sons. The eldest, Tsui Que is mild-mannered. The second, Tsui Ao has a fiery temper. The third, Tsui Yuk is the most intelligent, skilful in martial arts and evil of all. In fact, the family dotes on him and he is in charge. Strangely, his two brothers are not jealous and are even willing to be his followers.
One day, Master Chiu is found dead. Tai brings his head to see the Tsui family. Mistress Tsui is delighted and gives him an important post. However, Tsui Yuk still suspects his loyalty and does not involve him in making the weapons. Actually, the family success is due to Tsui Yuk's brother-in-law, Lui Kong. He has done so much till his right hand is poisoned as a weapon. But Yuk's sister, Kuen Kuen is sick of doing bad deeds for the family. Both decide to retreat in the woods and they disappear for a few years. Tsui Yuk is enraged and orders his men to seek them out but to no avail.
Pien Pien learns about it and is shocked. She does not believe that he will do such a thing. She bades her master, Abbess Mieu Ching, farewell to find out the truth. In the meantime, Chiu Xun grieves for his father's death. He decides to train on his skills and not doing anything else. And indeed, his skills reaches a higher stage where he can make use of lighted candles to form the Chinese character, revenge. Ning is very disappointed and meets Tsui Yuk. She falls for him, only to find that he only wishes to hurt Chiu Xun by having her. She is very remorseful and later leaves without seeing anyone.
Chiu Xun is sad over the news. He is further angered when seeing Pien Pien. He accuses her father of being a traitor and a killer. Pien Pien is very upset and goes to the Tsui family to meet her father. Tsui Que is attracted by her beauty and tries to impress her. She has zero interest in him and tries to pretend to be a willful woman to scare him off. To her dismay, she still fails.
Her father observes this and persuades her to stay in the Tsui residence. He also tells Pien Pien the true story. Master Chiu kills himself and wants Tai to bring his head to stay as a spy in the Tsui family. He wants Tai to help him groom Chiu Xun in the future after stealing the Tsui family's secret in making arms. Pien Pien is sad that the 2 old men are so scheming to get success to ruin their own lives and reputation.
Somehow, she still agrees to her father's plan to be nice to Tsui Que. Tai is even prepared to marry her off to get the secret. Pien Pien is sick of entertaining Tsui Ao per day. And also tired when Tsui Yuk is also checking on her to find out whether she is true to his brother. She manages to find Chiu Xun to tell him about Tai's stand. Chiu Xun finally clears the misunderstanding with Tai.
Lui Kong is ill and needs to see a physician. Somehow, Tsui Yuk's men manage to find him and he is ambushed. Chiu Xun saves him and manages to persuade him to make weapons for him. Kuen Kuen does not like this but retaliates when Chiu Xun promises to let them leave after the completion. Pien Pien fears for their safety and asks for her master's help. But somehow, Tsui Yuk finds out the truth and kills Lui Kong. He even captures Abbess Miu Ching.
He brings her home and the two Sheung Gun are shocked. Pien Pien pretends not to know her master. Tsui Yuk, upon seeing that the abbess doesn't talk at all, crushes her shoulder bones. She is in pain and Tai kills her secretly. Pien Pien is shocked to see this. Tai says that he has no choice but to kill her because Tsui Yuk has caused a lot of pain to her to let her die slowly and painfully. There is no cure to it so he is actually helping her. Now Pien Pien is starting to wonder whether it is worth the trouble and effort and ending up sending so many people to their graves.
She can't play time anymore when Tsui Que presses her to marry him. She goes to Chiu Xun and asks him for help. At this time, Chiu Xun is grateful to her for helping him and both are in love. Both are very troubled and Tai decides that the day of the wedding is the best time to launch an attack.
Unluckily, Chiu Xun is held up by some killers. Both father and daughter are very anxious that they might be killed by the explosives that they have placed in the living room. Pien Pien feels so disgusted to go through the wedding ceremony with Tsui Que. Chiu Xun has not arrived and she has no choice but to strike the explosive at Mistress Tsui, killing her when offering her tea.
Tsui Yuk has suspected her all along and is fast in bringing his elder brother to safety. The three brothers are enraged with the two Sheung Guns. They have a big fight. Tai kills Tsui Ao but he is killed by Tsui Yuk. Tsui Yuk and Tsui Que injure Pien Pien but Tsui Que has no heart to kill her.
Chiu Xun finally arrives and kills Tsui Que. Tsui Yuk proves to be at the upper hand when fighting with Pien Pien and Chiu Xun. In the end, Chiu Xun sits on him and pins him to the ground. He then pierces him with his sword. And my, to make sure that he is really dead, he even uses Tsui Yuk's iron fan to strike at his throat! The poor man dies with his eyes opened after lying still. I enjoy this scene very much as this move is unexpected. This is the first time I have seen Chiu Xun using such a deadly skill to kill someone.
Chiu Xun and Pien Pien restore the Chiu clan's glory. But in their hearts, they think that they have owed the others too much as they are being sacrificed in the process.
Yip Yuk Ping Tsui Po Fung Cheng Lui Choi King Fai Tsui Siu Keung (guest role) Lai Suen Ng Wing Sum Wong Siu Mui Bao Hon Lam Ling Mun Hoi
I liked this serial, though it moved at a slow pace sometimes. The ending was a bit rushed and I wished David and Amy had more scenes together. There romance wasn't fully explored but they looked really compatible together. Yip Yuk Ping and Tsang Wai Keun create so many laughs here. It is funny to see him protecting her everywhere she goes because she thinks she's so highly skilled.
Does anyone have a decent original (or copy) of this one in Mandarin language, please ? I have got a copy in Thai and the quality print is not very good...And I don't understand a word, of course...!!!!!
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