The Return of the Condor Heroes (2006 TV series) Information

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The Return of the Condor Heroes
Condor Hero.jpg
MandarinShén Diāo Xiá Lǚ
Genre Wuxia
Based on The Return of the Condor Heroes
by Louis Cha
Screenplay byLiu Yi
Wang Xuejing
Tan Lan
Lang Xuefeng
Directed byYu Min
Zhao Jian
Presented byMa Zhongjun
Pu Shulin
Chi Chenxi
Tie Fo
Starring Huang Xiaoming
Liu Yifei
Theme music composerJohnny Chen
Opening themeUnrivaled by Jane Zhang
Ending themePugilistic Laugh by Wakin Chau, Zhang Jizhong, Huang Xiaoming, Hu Jun & Johnny Chen
Country of originChina
Original languageMandarin
No. of episodes41
Executive producersDu Daning
Xu Lu
Zhou Li
Zhang Huijian
Producers Zhang Jizhong
Song Yaping
Que Xin
Production locationChina
CinematographyYu Min
Ye Zhiwei
Gu Qiming
Running time45 minutes per episode
Production companyCiwen Pictures
Original network CCTV
Original release13 March 2006 (2006-03-13)
Preceded by The Legend of the Condor Heroes (2003)
Followed by The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber (2009)

The Return of the Condor Heroes is a 2006 Chinese television series adapted from Louis Cha's novel of the same title. It is the second instalment of a trilogy produced by Zhang Jizhong, preceded by The Legend of the Condor Heroes (2003) and followed by The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber (2009). It was first broadcast on 17 March 2006 in China and subsequently broadcast in other Asian countries such as South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.


The story concerns the adventures of Yang Guo, an orphaned boy in a mid-13th Century China. From his humble beginnings, the street wise Yang Guo gets passed around from one prestigious master to another but none of them will teach him any martial arts. While escaping from a tortured experience under Quan Zhen Sect's Zhao Zhi Jing, he meets Xiao Long Nu, the girl who will become his martial arts master and eventually the love of his life.



Shooting began in October 2004 and ended in May 2005. Locations include Zhejiang, Chongqing, Shandong, Guangdong, Liaoning, Beijing and Sichuan Jiuzhaigou Valley.

Scenes from The Legend of the Condor Heroes (2003) were featured as flashbacks including the scene depicting Yang Kang's death. Zhou Jie makes a cameo appearance as Yang Kang.


The music for the series was taken from motion picture scores of films such as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, Van Helsing, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Harry Potter (film series) and Batman Begins.

The chorus from Iwasaki Taku's Shades of Revolution, a Rurouni Kenshin OVA musical score, was used in a minor fight scene between Yang Guo and Li Mochou (episode 30).

The melody of the song Dearest by Ayumi Hamasaki, famous for being in InuYasha, can be heard in the background on episode 15 during the scene where Gongsun Zhi is talking to Xiaolongnü at the Passionless Valley.

The melody used for condor appearances was taken from Hans Zimmer's "All of them", notable for being part of the OST of the 2004 film King Arthur.

Track listing

The Return of the Condor Heroes - Original Soundtrack
(神鵰俠侶 - 電視主題曲原聲大戲)
Soundtrack album Audio CD/Digital downloads by
Various artists
ReleasedMay 13, 2006
LabelRock Records Co., LTD (滾石國際音樂股份有限公司)

The original soundtrack was released on 13 May 2006 from Rock Records Co., LTD (滾石國際音樂股份有限公司). There are two versions of the soundtrack. The mainland Chinese release contains a total of 15 tracks while the Taiwanese release includes two bonus tracks. The original score was composed by Chen Huanchang (Xiaochong).

The Return of the Condor Heroes - Original Soundtrack
(神鵰俠侶 - 電視主題曲原聲大戲)
1."Shuangfei (雙飛; Flying Together)" Huang Xiaoming & Della Ding5:01
2."Tianxia Wushuang (天下無雙; Unrivaled)" (Opening theme song) Jane Zhang5:13
3."Fuyun (浮雲; Drifting Clouds)"composed by Xiaochong0:48
4."Jianghu Xiao (江湖笑; Pugilistic Laugh)" (Ending theme song) Wakin Chau, Hu Jun, Huang Xiaoming, Zhang Jizhong & Xiaochong4:44
5."Longnü Zhi Sheng (龍女之聲; Voice of the Dragon Maiden)"Fan Zhuqing2:58
6."Luohua (落花; Falling Flowers)"Pan Yueyun5:58
7."Hen Cangtian (恨蒼天; Affection)"Xiaochong4:56
8."Lutu (路途; Journey)"Xiaochong4:48
9."Wen Shijian (問世間; Ask the World)"Zhang Xin4:24
10."Yilian Youmeng (一簾幽夢; A Curtain of Nether Dream)"Chen Xiuzhou and Xiao Manxuan2:39
11."Shuizhong Yue (水中月; Moon in the Water)"Xiaochong4:10
12."Gufeng Canying (孤風殘影; Solitary Wind Blur)"Xiaochong4:56
13."Biyi Shuangfei (比翼雙飛; Connubial)"Xiaochong5:14
14."Xingguang (星光; Starlight)"Xiaochong4:25
15."Zhanwu (戰舞; War Dance)"Xiaochong2:02
16."Lianzhe Duo Xihuan (戀著多喜歡; Loving Love)" (Taiwanese edition bonus track) Fish Leong3:53
17."Ni Hai Jide Wo Ma (你還記得我嗎; Do You Still Remember Me?)" (Taiwanese edition bonus track)Fish Leong3:54
Total length:1:10:23


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