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After the master of the Sharp Manufacturer saber factory abdicates and appoints On, his least popular worker, as his successor, On, unwilling to lead his surly colleagues, embarks on a ... See full summary »

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Ding On
Xin Xin Xiong ...
Fei Lung
Sonny Song ...
Siu Ling (as Nei Song)
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Courtesan (Guest star)
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Fast Sabre (Guest star) (as Sing Ngai)
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Chi Fai Chan
Moses Chan ...
Iron Head
Szu-ying Chien ...
Grandmother (as Tsi-Ang Chin)
Kin-sang Chow ...
(as Chow Kin-Sang)
Jason Chu
Bik-Ha Chung
Wing-Chan 'Emily' Chung
Ka-Kui Ho
Ricky Ho
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After the master of the Sharp Manufacturer saber factory abdicates and appoints On, his least popular worker, as his successor, On, unwilling to lead his surly colleagues, embarks on a quest of revenge to kill the evil, flying, tattooed kung fu master who killed his father. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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One of Quentin Tarantino's 20 Favourite Movies from 1992 to 2009. See more »

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The tattoos on Fei Lung's chest disappear when Ding On throws the blade at his throat in the finale. See more »

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Remake of The One-Armed Swordsman (1967) See more »

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What a pleasant surprise!
12 April 2000 | by (Seattle, USA) – See all my reviews

It's a shame that a wonderful movie such as THE BLADE received so little coverage/attention from the masses. The only time I have heard about it was from a renounced film critic in HK, and he RAVED about it. And he sure was RIGHT! Tsui Hark did an excellent job here. The atmosphere is good, and the characters are real. As for the action, yes, it's a little too fast, but nonetheless beautifully choreographed.


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