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9 October 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »
Zhu Yanzhi (Charlene Choi), disguised as a man, seeks to learn martial arts with an elite clan. Once she begins her intense training, Zhu finds herself at odds with her trainer and superior, Liang (Chun Wu). | Add synopsis »
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The Assassins Blade on U.S DVD
 (From 24FramesPerSecond. 20 March 2013, 12:15 PM, PDT)

Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: The Assassin’s Blade
 (From Disc Dish. 19 March 2013, 3:25 PM, PDT)

Ti Lung: Movie Legend
 (From AsianMoviePulse. 3 November 2012, 11:57 AM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)

Charlene Choi ... Zhu Yanzhi
Chun Wu ... Liang
Ge Hu ... Ma
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Siu-Wong Fan
Shaun Tam
Lung Ti
Seli Xian
Xin Xin Xiong
Harlem Yu

Directed by
Jingle Ma 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Po Chun Chan  screenplay
Jingle Ma  screenplay
Ka-Keung Ng  screenplay
Sin Ling Yeung  screenplay

Produced by
Catherine Hun .... producer
Original Music by
Tsang-Hei Chiu 
Cinematography by
Chi Ying Chan 
Jingle Ma 
Film Editing by
Chi-Leung Kwong 
Art Direction by
Tony Yu 
Costume Design by
Bruce Yu 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicky Shih .... assistant director
Siu-Tung Ching .... action coordinator

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Also Known As:
"Butterfly Lovers" - Australia (DVD box title), Hong Kong (English title)
"The Assassin's Blade" - UK (DVD box title), USA (video title)
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Hong Kong:102 min
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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Melodrama for the romance set, 25 December 2008
Author: Chung Mo from NYC

I am not familiar with the actors in this film nor have I ever read the story nor do I normally watch romantic dramas so I guess I am not the intended audience for this film. Did it win me over? Not really.

The tale of a teenage (?) girl dressed as a boy and sent to a martial arts academy where she falls in love with the top student (and he her) is well photographed and handsomely produced. Probably not her fault but, the lead actress isn't a very convincing boy at all and is directed to hammy, stage style acting. We see her get bound in cloth to hide her womanly assets but later on they are clearly visible while she is supposedly fooling everybody. She is also made-up with lip stick and shaped eyebrows so it's a leap to buy the premise. The male actors fare better but the film is centered on the female character. The film is well photographed and edited until the martial art scenes which are shaky and choppy.

On the other hand if you are a fan of stories about ill-fated young lovers set in other cultures this is probably a good film for you. The plot turns when the woman is taken out of the academy to be forced into marriage to her childhood friend who has gone bad and become a sadistic general.

I can't give this more than 5 stars but I'm sure there are people out there who can value this film more.

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