Jeffrey Lau Release date19 December 1991 (1991-12-19) WriterJeffrey Lau, Kar Wai Wong
Saviour of the Soul (alternative Chinese title: 魔宮奇俠) is a 1991 Hong Kong martial arts action film. Although the film shares the same Chinese title as Louis Cha's The Return of the Condor Heroes, it is unrelated to the novel. Saviour of the Soul II was released in the following year, but both films are not related to each other. Saviour of the Soul is the first film produced by star Andy Lau's film company, Teamwork Motion Pictures, and was a critical and commercial success, grossing over HK$20 million at the Hong Kong box office.
Ching, May-kwan and Siu-chuen are famous mercenaries who capture wanted criminals for a living. However, they are involved in a love triangle, as Siu-chuen is in love with May-kwan, but May-kwan is in love with Ching and has been expressing her feelings for him all the time. May-kwan killed Silver Fox's mentor earlier and the Fox seeks vengeance on her. When Ching finally decides to propose marriage to May-kwan, Siu-chuen is killed by the Fox while trying to save May-kwan. May-kwan leaves Ching secretly to keep him out of trouble, but Ching constantly seeks her. One year later, Ching finally finds May-kwan, but learns that she has been poisoned by a spell. Ching and May-kwan join forces to defeat Silver Fox and the villains and they roam the world together as a couple.