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

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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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Credited cast:
Meng Sing-Wan
Lady Ko
Joey Wang ...
Elvis Tsui ...
Lord Suen Yuk Pa
Yip Cheung
Chung-Hua Tuo ...
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 Yeoh 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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1.85 : 1
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Available with Cantonese or Mandarin language tracks (both dubbed in post-production). See more »


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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