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Ding On
Xin Xin Xiong ...
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Chi Fai Chan
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Iron Head
Szu-Ying Chien ...
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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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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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What a delight!
10 November 1998 | by (Montreal,Canada) – See all my reviews

  • What a delight. Tsui Hark had the guts to do an "arty" martial-arts flick


in a time when Hong Kong's cinemas were filled with boring street dramas and uninspired movies made by temporary Wong Kar-wai wannabes. THE BLADE is simply the best Hong Kong film of 1995. The directing is mind blowing and the mood is very dark, very "violent". Obviously inspired by the critical success of "CHUNGKING EXPRESS", Tsui Hark (like many other directors of that time) tried to do a film for a thinking audience. Unfortunately for him (and for us), "THE BLADE" was a big flop in Hong Kong. the critics kind of liked it but HK audience were not in the mood for such a film. Too bad...


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