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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
Chung-Hua Tou ...
Lui Heung-Chuen (as Tsung-Hua Tuo)
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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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 »

Quotes

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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Get real, its a kung fu movie, retards!
7 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A lot of this is very pretty. Typical martial arts clan vs martial arts clan plot. Not only stars the elegant and beautiful Michelle Yeoh, but also the very very beautiful and SEXY Joey Wang ("Green Snake"). Please note: the bamboo forest battle in "House of Flying Daggers" bears much more than a passing resemblance to the bamboo forest battle in THIS film. I love all the sword fighting action and the fantasy kung-fu stuff... but my favorite part of this film was the part set in Joey Wang and Tony Leung's idyllic forest hideaway... and him cheating by using his kung-fu to fish. The action was awesome and I loved the special effects. The effects looked better than CGI which is often used today with less realism. Michelle Yeoh is great as usual. Donnie Yen is great and the underrated Tony Leung is great. Highly recommended. However, I didn't hear any sound for some reason. I loved this film and I think you will enjoy it.


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