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Butterfly and Sword (1993)
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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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Credited cast:
Meng Sing-Wan
Lady Ko
Joey Wang ...
Elvis Tsui ...
Lord Suen Yuk Pa
Yip Cheung
Chung-Hua Tou ...
Lui Heung-Chuen
Jimmy Lin ...
Prince Cha
Wong Chung-Kui
Chuan-Chen Yeh ...
Ho Ching
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kuo-Chu Chang ...
Eunuch Tsao
Hin-Cheung Choi ...
Lord Suen's henchman
Ben Ko Chu ...
Bald fighter
Gwong-Chun Lam
Ka Ting Lee ...
Lui Chung Yuen
Lee Wai


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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Release Date:

16 January 1993 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Butterfly Sword  »

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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 »


Remake of Killer Clans (1976) See more »

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Funny, bloody, violent, beautiful and very watchable.
15 July 2006 | by (victoria bc) – See all my reviews

This was a very good film, that bounced around a lot. There is a story or two buried under all the torn out by the root heads and body's that get sliced right in half! Basically this is a betrayal love story triangle and a tale of loyalty built on a political power play and deception platform ..Clear? The story is almost secondary to the barrage of action and violence.

The kungfu is mostly wire and magic based so if you like reality kungfu or sword work and really dislike far-fetched wire and magic, this won;'t be the movie for you. I love both styles so this was great! ( I am a huge gore fan too) The cast is great, some of the best and most beautiful hong-kong actors are in it. Tony Leung and Donnie Yen are near perfect. Joey Wong as butterfly is perfect and Michelle Yeoh is wonderful as the slightly evil plotting and driven sister Ko.

This is a very watchable movie...give it a go, not for under 15 years of age in-spite of the fact the violence is cartoon like in its degree of carnage.

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