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The Butterfly Murders (1979)

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Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Mystery | 20 July 1979 (Hong Kong)
A journalist attempting to solve a mystery in "Martial World" enlists the aid of a master fighter and a woman named Green Breeze. They go to a mysterious castle where they come across poisonous butterflies and a black-leather-clad killer.

Director:

Hark Tsui

Writers:

Chi-Ming Lam, Fan Lin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Siu-Ming Lau ... Fang Hongye
Michelle Yim ... Green Shadow (as Suet Mai)
Shu Tong Wong ... Tian Feng (as Shutang Huang)
Kuo-Chu Chang ... Shen Qing
Qiqi Chen Qiqi Chen ... Lady Shen
Chiang Wang ... Li, 'The Thousand Hands'
Eddy Ko ... Guo, 'The Magic Fire'
Hsiao-Ling Hsu Hsiao-Ling Hsu ... Ah Zhi
Kuang-Li Hsia Kuang-Li Hsia ... No.10 of the Red Flags (as Jiangli Xia)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tien Lung Chen ... Thousand Hands Li Kim
Chun Fai Lau
Feng Qiao Feng Qiao
Ma-San See Ma-San See
Xieqi Zhou Xieqi Zhou
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Storyline

A journalist attempting to solve a mystery in "Martial World" enlists the aid of a master fighter and a woman named Green Breeze. They go to a mysterious castle where they come across poisonous butterflies and a black-leather-clad killer.

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

20 July 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Butterfly Murders See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The brass firearm on a stand, crushed during the rock fall towards the end of the film, is a real-world weapon : a rare rotating Puckle Gun dating to c. 1718, or hopefully a replica. See more »

Quotes

Tian Feng: [after killing Shen Qing] Looks like the game is over.
Guo, 'The Magic Fire': Looks like it has just begun.
[releasing a Fire Crow]
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Connections

Featured in The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture (2002) See more »

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The Birth of a great director
29 March 2003 | by mindless_junkSee all my reviews

Who would have thought that this movie would open the door for one of the most legendary movie directors in Hong Kong film history. Although this movie came out almost 25 years ago, but it is like an old wine vintage that only gets better in time, the movie does not feel dated at all.

I checked out this movie to get a feel of what Tsui Hark was like in the beginning, I was not disappointed at all.


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