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Writers:
John Chong (writer)
Lung Ku (novel)
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Release Date:
16 January 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »
Plot:
Dynamo Michelle Khan stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group. Top fight action. See more » | Add synopsis »
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Butterfly Swords: U.S DVD review
 (From 24FramesPerSecond. 11 July 2012, 10:22 AM, PDT)

Butterfly Swords: U.S DVD review
 (From 24FramesPerSecond. 11 July 2012, 10:22 AM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Tony Chiu Wai Leung ... Meng Sing-Wan

Michelle Yeoh ... Lady Ko
Joey Wang ... Butterfly
Elvis Tsui ... Lord Suen Yuk Pa

Donnie Yen ... 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
Lam Gwong-Chun
Ka Ting Lee ... Lui Chung Yuen
Lee Wai
Yao Wang
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Directed by
Michael Mak 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Chong  writer
Lung Ku  novel

Produced by
Yen-ping Chu .... producer
Chien-hsin Pi .... associate producer
Hui Pooi-Yung .... executive producer
Dun Wu .... executive producer
Chih-wei Yao .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Babida 
Chin Yung Shing 
 
Cinematography by
Yung Shu Chen 
 
Film Editing by
Chung Yiu Ma 
Tung-Lit Mui 
Jing-chang Wang 
 
Art Direction by
Yiu Gwong Lee  (as Lee Yiu Gwong)
Chi-Hing Leung 
 
Costume Design by
Bo-Ling Ng 
 
Makeup Department
Hei-ke Tsai .... makeup artist
Choi Yi-Ling .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jackson Chan Tak-Wa .... production manager
Hsiao-ping Chang .... production manager
Eric Dang Chiung-Mu .... assistant production manager
Chan Gei-Yuen .... assistant production manager
Ching-hsuan Li .... assistant production manager
Chung-mo Tang .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chui Gwok-Yin .... first assistant director
Sing Ming Ko .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Wai Ming Wong .... property master
 
Stunts
Yiu-Sing Cheung .... action choreographer
Siu-Tung Ching .... action director
Yuk-Sing Ma .... action choreographer
Hsiao-ming Sun .... action choreographer
Yao Wang .... action choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Choi Sam-Kat .... gaffer
 
Other crew
Suen Pooi-Gwan .... script supervisor
Dun Wu .... presenter
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"San lau sing woo dip gim" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Butterfly Sword" - USA (DVD title)
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88 min
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Available with Cantonese or Mandarin language tracks (both dubbed in post-production).See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Killer Clans (1976)See more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Over-The-Top Chop Sockey, 9 January 2001
Author: zedthedestroyer from The Happy Forest

Confusing at first. It was hard for me to figure out who was on whose side, and the English translations sometimes read as gibberish, but those are petty qualms. The film is really fun to watch. The wire action is cool and over the top. The fight scenes and gore are very indulgent.

The cast are great, especially Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen, and Jimmy Lin. This is a hilarious movie. For those into Martial Arts movies, this is worth a look-see.

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