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Butterfly and Sword (1993)

San lau sing woo dip gim (original title)
Dynamo Michelle Yeoh 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
Tsung-Hua Tuo ...
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
Gwong-Chun Lam
Ka Ting Lee ...
Lui Chung Yuen
Lee Wai
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Dynamo Michelle Yeoh stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group.

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Available with Cantonese or Mandarin language tracks (both dubbed in post-production). See more »

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Meng Sing-Wan: I didn't come to rob your bounty. Because your head is worth even more!
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Remake of Killer Clans (1976) See more »

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I don't need no stinking plot
20 January 2004 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

I own this movie on DVD, have watched it several times, and still wouldn't even attempt to give a more in depth plot summary than "There are political factions. They seem to want something. They kill lots of people."

Who knows what this flick is about.

But with the glorious Michelle Yeoh looking especially radiantly beautiful and ripping heads out at the root through the unadulterated power of her fabulous costumes, who cares? Add in the always charming, greatly lamented Tony Leung as her innocuous-secret-identity-guy brother, a plot would almost get in the way.

If you can embrace the sacrifice of story in favor of pure action and character development in favor of raw screen power, you will have a great time watching this movie.


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