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Butterfly and Sword (1993)
"San lau sing woo dip gim" (original title)

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Dynamo Michelle Khan stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group.

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Meng Sing-Wan
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Lady Ko
Joey Wang ...
Butterfly
Elvis Tsui ...
Lord Suen Yuk Pa
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Yip Cheung
Chung-Hua Tou ...
Lui Heung-Chuen
Jimmy Lin ...
Prince Cha
Wong Chung-Kui
Chuan-Chen Yeh ...
Ho Ching
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Kuo-Chu Chang ...
Eunuch Tsao
Hin-cheung Choi ...
Lord Suen's henchman
Ben Ko Chu ...
Bald fighter
Lam Gwong-Chun
Ka Ting Lee ...
Lui Chung Yuen
Lee Wai
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Dynamo Michelle Khan stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group.

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The Hong Kong version is shorter by about a minute than the version shown in Taiwan. The HK version omits the original ending, the Taiwan version does not. See more »

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Remake of Killer Clans (1976) See more »

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Must see for "wuxia" fans
28 January 2004 | by (Belfast, NI) – See all my reviews

Emphatically not for kids, "Butterfly and Sword" is a strange amalgam of brutal and unusually bloody kung-fu, and a complex love triangle... make that parallelogram. Michelle Yeoh, Tony Leung, and Donnie Yen are at their best, and Joey Wong is, as always, nice to look at. This film is infamous for the abruptly truncated ending in the version that was distributed in Hong Kong and on HK DVDs. For the original, which includes the end of the film that is apparently too shocking for HK audiences, look for the Taiwanese version, called "Comet Butterfly Sword."


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